Read and save money! Thanks to EPA funding, P2RIC organized case studies from Midwest businesses that undertook easy projects to increase operational efficiency and in the process saved money. Links on this page supplement the “Easy Energy & Materials Savings” booklet. Thanks to EPA funding, we are able to make a digital copy of this booklet available to you.
Reference Material Topics Include
Start here. Lighting improvements are one of the easiest and most cost-effective projects to start saving.
Industrial lighting – PDF
NPPD Energy Program – PDF
K-State Pollution Program Institute – PDF
Osram Sylvania Commercial Engineer – PDF
EnergyStar: The Truth About Mercury – PDF
SOLVE YOUR SOLVENT PROBLEM
They are not only expensive, but can also be hazardous. Fortunately non-hazardous, lower-cost alternatives are available. If you can’t cut solvents from your cleaning operations, watch the webinar to learn how to use them more efficiently.
Simple Solutions Database
Solvents and Cleaners Publications
Marketing Green Cleaning
Toxic Use Reduction Institute – PDF
Solvent Substitution to Reduce Emission – PDF
Missouri Environmental Assistance Center – PDF
Solvent Substitution Webinar
Air is still free, however, it costs to keep it under pressure. Stop air and money leakage from your systems.
PACK AWAY EXTRA COSTS
Who wants to pay twice for packaging? Choose energy efficient packaging options to prevent paying for packaging and its disposal.
Packaging & Shipping Publication List
Department of Natural Resources – PDF
Food & Beverage Packaging Expert – PDF
ConAgra Foods Sustainable Development – PDF
EPA Office of Resource Conservation & Recovery – PDF
Packaging Savings Go Beyond Recycling Webinar
WHAT IT REALLY COST
When purchasing products or equipment, do you consider the total cost over the lifespan of the product? Smart businesses look at hidden costs including energy to operate the equipment, disposal, maintenance, and supplies.
Waste Management Hierarchy
Environmental Management Systems
MAKE A PLAN
Knowing where to look for savings and where to invest time and effort requires an ongoing program. An EMS can be used to identify and manage waste and assure continuous improvements.
EPA on EMS