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Title Year Topic Sector Keyword
E3 Success Stories. [Collection].  2016     ghg, climate change, E3, manufacturing
A Facility Lighting Comparison Based on Energy Savings and Efficiency, Pollution Prevention and Life Cycle Assessment 2016 Manufacturing Private sector Energy Assessment Spreadsheet, EAS, Pollution Prevention tool, P2 tool, GaBi 6, CFL, LED, University of Toledo, GHG
Optimizing CIP to Save Money and Reduce Waste (PDF) (2 pp, 491.6 K, About PDF) 2016 Food Private Sector Cleaning in place, energy, dairy, cheese
Brewers Association Releases 2015 Benchmarking Report and Sustainability Benchmarking Tools
This report provides a platform to share best practices to identify how to use water more efficiently, generate less wastewater and solid waste, decrease total energy usage and reduce greenhouse gas emission.
2016 Food Private Sector water, energy usage
Reducing water usage in food and beverage processing. 2016 Food Private sector water
How Ford, PepsiCo Plan to Slash Manufacturing Water Use. 2016 Manufacturing, Food Private sector water
Sustainable Brewing Workshop, Bellingham – A Recap 2016 Food Private sector water, energy, wastewater, waste
P2 Impact at GreenBiz.com. [Collection]. Various case studies in different sectors.  2016 P2 general Private sector P2Rx
Safer Alternatives for Solvent Degreasing Applications
A number of case studies that highlight the P2 approach of switching to aqueous and less toxic metal cleaners to reduce health risks and manufacturing costs.
2016 Manufacturing Private sector Trichloroethylene, TCE, Methyl chloroform, TCA, Dichloromethane DCM, methylene chloride
Pollution Prevention Accomplishments at Schick Manufacturing in Verona, VA.
This case study describes how Schick Manufacturing was able to report large reductions of trichloroethylene (TCE) waste generation in its 2012 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) report.
2016 Manufacturing Private sector trichloroethylene, TCE
Waste and Opportunity 2015: Environmental Progress and Challenges in Food, Beverage, and Consumer Goods Packaging (PDF) (62 pp, 1.39 M, About PDF) 2015 Food Private sector  
Case History: Safer, Eco-Friendly System for Food Cooling 2015 Food Private sector ammonia, propane, fluorocarbons
Merrimack Ales Tests Less Hazardous Cleaning and Sanitizing Technology 2015 Food Private sector beer, microbrewery, brewery CIP, clean in place
Merrimack Ales found alternatives to caustic sodium hyrdroxide.
2015 Food Private sector beer, catholyte solution,
Beyond the Dirty Dozen: Is your local supermarket still
destroying the global climate?
2015 Food Private sector GHG, Hfc, climate change, grocery store
Auto Body Shop Improves Work Environment by Going Green (PDF) (2 pp, 2.1 M, About PDF)
TURI and University of Massachusetts, Lowell helped Mike's Auto Body to reduce employee exposure to toxic chemicals and materials.
2015 Auto repair & maintenance Private sector paint gun, brake cleaning, wheel weights
Preliminary Feasibility Assessment of Integrating CCHP with NW Food Processing Plant #1: Modeling Documentation (PDF) (48 pp, 2.14 M, About PDF) 2014 Food Private sector combined cooling, heating and electric power, hfc, ghg, climate
Roanoke Cement Company: Virginia Pollution Prevention Case Study (PDF) (6 pp, 106 K, About PDF) 2014 Manufacturing Private sector GHG, climate change, watershed
SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc. (PDF) (2 pp, 412 K, About PDF) 2013 Manufacturing Private sector cooling towers, air-cooled condensers, HVAC, refrigeration
Driving Adoption of Innovative Solutions: Gay Lea Foods Facility (PDF) (20 pp, 1.7 M, About PDF) 2013 Food Private sector dairy processing, water, wastewater
Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (PDF) (2 pp, 984 K, About PDF) 2011 Healthcare Private sector GHG, climate change, 
Schroeder Milk Saves $400,000 through Product Savings and Water Conservation 2008 Food Private sector dairy, wastewater, water
The Food Processing Residual Management Manual. [Collection].  2007 Food Private sector dairy processing, meat processing, bean, grain, vegetable
Buying Green Online: Greening Government E-Procurement of Office Supplies. EPA-742-R-04-001.
Provides an overview of recent federal government office supply e-procurement initiatives, includes references to specific products and technologies.
2004 Green purchasing Federal  
Supermom's Saves $235, 000 Yearly by Reducing Waste. 2004 Food Private sector watewater, bakery, water
EPA's Green Future for Laboratories: A Case Study of the Kansas City Science & Technology Center EPA-200-F-03-001. 2003 Green building State/Local  
Building Owners Save Money, Save the Earth: Replace Your CFC Air Conditioning Chiller. EPA-430-F-02-026.  2002 Green building State/Local chlorofluorocarbon, ammonia
The Greening Curve: Lessons Learned in the Design of the New EPA Campus in North Carolina. EPA-220-K-02-001. 2001 Green building Federal Research Triangle Park, RTP, landscape
Enhancing Supply Chain Performance with Environmental Cost Information: Examples from Commonwealth Edison, Andersen Corporation, and Ashland Chemical. EPA-742-R-00-002.  2000 Supply chain Collection environmental accounting
Selling Environmental Products to the Government: Your Map to the Federal Marketplace. EPA-742-K-97-002. 2000 Green purchasing Federal environmentally preferable purchasing, EPP, SBA, small business, 
Federal Pioneers: Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Success Stories from the Federal Government. EPA-742-F-00-008. 2000 Green purchasing Federal small business
Cleaning National Parks: Using Environmentally Preferable Janitorial Products at Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. EPA-908-R-00-001. 2000 Green purchasing Federal EPP
State and Local Government Pioneers: How State and Local Governments Are Implementing Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Practices . EPA-742-R-00-004.  2000 Green purchasing State/Local EPP
Liquid Assets for Your Dairy Plant - Pollution Prevention Pays in Food Processing (PDF) (4 pp, 655 K, About PDF) 2000 Food Private sector  
Guide to Energy Efficiency Opportunities in the Dairy Processing Industry (PDF) (xx pp, yy K, About PDF) 2000 Food Private sector  
Private Sector Pioneers: How Companies are Incorporating Environmentally Preferable Purchasing. EPA-742-R-99-001. 1999 Green purchasing Private sector EPP
Painting the Town Green: Aberdeen Proving Ground's Paint Pilot Project. EPA-742-R-99-005. 1999 Green building Federal Environmentally Preferable Purchasing, EPP, VOC 
Defending the Environment at the Department of Defense: Using Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Procedures to Maintain the Pentagon and Other DOD Facilities. EPA-742-R-99-002. 1999 Green purchasing Federal EPP
The City of Santa Monica's Environmental Purchasing: A Case Study. EPA-742-R-98-001. 1998   State/Local EPP
Pathway to Product Stewardship: Life Cycle Design as a Business Decision Support Tool. EPA-742-R-97-008. 1997     IBM Corporation, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Armstrong World Industries
Leading By Example: Two Case Studies Documenting How the EPA Incorporated Environmental Features into New Buildings. EPA-742-R-97-006. 1997 Green building Federal Environmentally Preferable Purchasing, EPP, Design for the Environment, DfE, VOC
 1997 Food Private sector COD, BOD5
Water and Wastewater Management in a Dairy Processing Plant (PDF) (5 pp, 17.4 K, About PDF). 1996 Food Private sector dairy processing
Using COD to Measure Lost Product Pollution Prevention Pays in Food Processing (PDF) (7 pp, 313 K, About PDF). 1987
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Food Private sector Chemical oxygen demand, COD, biochemical oxygen demand, BOD5, dairy, 
Detailed Plans for the Reduction in Waste Load from a Dairy and Ice Cream Plant (PDF) (33 pp, 1.2 M, About PDF). 1987 Food Private sector dairy processing, wastewater
Water and Wastewater Management in Food Processing (PDF) (189 pp, 1.5 M, About PDF) .[Collection] 1979 Food Private sector dairy processing
How to Cut Waste and Reduce Surcharges for Your Dairy.   Food Private sector dairy processing, wastewater

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