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Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center

Louisville, Kentucky

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC) is a state-mandated, nonregulatory environmental technical assistance resource center that helps Kentucky’s businesses, industries, school districts, and other organizations stay environmentally sustainable and competitive. Through on-site assessments, training sessions, workshops, webinars, online resources, and recognition programs, KPPC leverages the ENERGY STAR platform to help clients establish sustainable, self-directed energy management programs. KPPC is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence recognition for developing and promoting tools, training materials, and other resources that incorporate the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management, and for recruiting participants to ENERGY STAR initiatives. Key accomplishments include:

  • Conducting a total of 40 on-site energy efficiency assessments since the start of the program in 2010. These assessments identified about 668,000 MMBtu per year in potential energy savings, with a projected annual cost savings of more than $4.7 million.
  • Providing more than 200 informal technical support sessions and completing more than 60 environmental sustainability reports between 2010 and 2013 for 31 participating commercial and industrial facilities that committed to using ENERGY STAR tools and resources.
  • Publicizing clients’ success with ENERGY STAR resources on the KPPC website, in press releases, in case studies, and in newsletters such as KPPC’s monthly Sustainable Solutions Post e-newsletter, which reaches more than 850 subscribers.
  • Continuing to use the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management as the structure for delivering services to KPPC clients and helping them establish their energy management programs. KPPC actively encourages clients to become ENERGY STAR partners and features ENERGY STAR tools such as Portfolio Manager and Target Finder in presentations, at training events, and in one-on-one client meetings.