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Pollution prevention (P2) is any practice that reduces, eliminates, or prevents pollution at its source, also known as "source reduction". Source reduction is fundamentally different and more desirable than recycling, treatment, and disposal. Whether you are an individual who is just looking for some energy or water efficiency ideas, a business seeking ways to save money or a KY EXCEL member identifying possible project ideas, this page has it all! Below are just a few resources that can help you in your efforts to reduce the amount of water and energy you use and the amount of waste you produce.

Video Resources
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​This module talks about steam and best practices for steam efficiency in industry.

​This module contains a general overview of how to reduce a facility's energy demand and energy costs. 

​This module presents the basics of how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through everyday activities: heating and cooling, and planting a tree. This is a general overview in order to create a green footprint.

​A two minute video providing an overview of using a team approach for managing energy. 

​ A brief introductory video about the benefits of benchmarking and how to develop such a program. 

​A short animated film designed to provide an overview of managing demands. 

​A quick video about the importance of  understanding electric bills. 

​A short video about a technique for identifying areas of improvement within a facility's process called Sustainable Value Stream Mapping. 

​A 5 minute video providing tips on how to reduce waste when dining out or eating fast food. 

​​Looking for ideas on how to save money and energy at home? Then this brief film is for you. 

​This short film provides suggestions on how to use water efficiently, thus saving money and energy at home. 

​House cleaning seems like a never-ending chore. This brief video provides advice on how to clean and prevent pollution at the same time. 

​Looking for tips on how to reduce waste at home? Then this video is a must-watch. 

​Recording of the August 18th, 2021 webinar. Part of the 2021 carbon footprint series. Provides: 

  • an overview of what a carbon footprint is

  • training on baselining greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

  • identifying opportunities to reduce GHG emissions

Document Resources
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A Best Management Practice Guide focusing on developing an energy management program.

A Best Management Practice Guide designed to help companies understand their bills and use them to improve their energy management endeavors.
A Best Management Practice Guide designed to help facilities improve energy performance by benchmarking.
This Best Management Practice Guide provides an overview of how a facility can manage their electric loads and demand.
A Best Management Practice Guide about a technique used to identify areas of improvement known as Sustainable Value Stream Mapping.
Everyone is in a buzz about pollinators nowadays. This printable "Living Greener Tipsheet" provides guidance on how to help insects and prevent pollution at the same time.
​This printable "Living Greener Tipsheet" provides an overview of the importance of water efficiency and tips on how to use less water daily.

​This resource provides details on basic reporting and removal practices of the main greenhouse gases. While designed for the automotive sector, many of the practices mentioned in the resource can be used by others.

​This document will provide guidance for regulatory requirements as well as best management practices for preventing pollution associated with the painting processes utilized at auto repair shops.

Web Resources
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​What you drive, how you drive, and what fuel you use can impact both the environment and your pocketbook. This webpage is filled with resources to help you "green" your ride or fleet. 

​A webpage filled with guidance related to a variety of green practices and topics. 

​EPA's SaferChoice helps consumers, businesses, and purchasers find products that perform and contain ingredients that are safe from human health and the environment. Check out this webpage for more details. 

​The U.S. Green Building Council is committed to a sustainable, prosperous future through LEED, the leading program for green buildings and communities worldwide. 

​Information on how to be a wise consumer of water. 

​Designed to support organizations in all sectors, this ISO standard provides a practical way to improve energy use through the development of an Energy Management System (EnMS). 

​Leveraging the cultural and market influence of sports to promote healthy, sustainable communities where we live and play. 

​ISO has a standard to support the organizers of events of all types intergrade sustainability into their activities. 

​Information and guidance from the EPA.

​EPA's Food Recovery Challenge is a voluntary incentive program in which organizations and businesses set data-driven goals and implement target strategies to reduce food waste. 

​EPA created Energy Star Portfolio Manager, an online tool you can use to measure and track energy and water consumption, as well as greenhouse gas emissions of one building or a whole portfolio of buildings. 

​This website contains a home water audit and features 100 tips on conserving water. 

​A one-stop shop for energy conservation and efficiency information. 

​Information on how to reduce the waste you produce, recycle when possible, and reuse items in a new and exciting way. 

​Learn how KPPC can help your business or organization benefit from customized technical services at no, or very low cost. 

​Pollution prevention (P2) is any practice that reduces, eliminates, or prevents pollution at its source, also know as "source reduction".