Pollution Prevention Case Studies
P2 Case Studies
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|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.
|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|
Dairy Processing Methods to Reduce Water Use and Liquid Waste Load (PDF) (6 pp, 45.1 K, About PDF) . .
|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
|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|
Case study databases
Region 6 Success Stories Database - Southwest Network for Zero Waste.
The P2 InfoHouse is a searchable online collection of more than 50,000 pollution prevention (P2) related publications, fact sheets, case studies and technical reports.