KPPC Expands Industrial and Commercial Services with Stimulus Funding
February 17, 2010
KPPC has received $2.23 million in federal stimulus funding through the U.S. Department of Energy for the Kentucky Industrial and Commercial Sustainability Program (KICSP). The funding expands KPPC’s nearly decade-long success in providing energy efficiency and renewable energy services for a variety of Kentucky manufacturers, businesses, schools, universities, government agencies and other organizations. KICSP services will be provided through KPPC's Environmental Sustainability Program.
With this expansion, KPPC will help manufacturers reduce energy consumption, create new green jobs and implement projects that will have long-term impacts for Kentucky’s economy and environment. KPPC engineers and technicians will work with commercial and industrial clients to conduct assessments, which identify and help implement energy efficiency measures, and provide training in utility bill analysis, energy procurement and the development of energy management plans. The long-term goal of the program is to achieve self-sustaining client energy programs that reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The Center has provided on-site assessments to more than 500 clients throughout Kentucky since 1994, and Executive Director Cam Metcalf explains that the program expansion will allow the Center to reach out to an even greater audience. “With this funding, KPPC will be able to leverage our existing capabilities and provide services to even more companies and clients," says Metcalf. "We will recognize the achievements already being made by Kentucky companies and will encourage them to continue their efforts. Moving toward sustainability in manufacturing requires dedicated and consistent vision and planning on the part of company leadership, as well as technical support and training. KPPC can be a valuable partner to industry in this process.”
Thanks to KPPC Client - FetterGroup - for hosting press conference
KPPC would like to thank FetterGroup for hosting state government, university and media representatives for this announcement on February 17 in Louisville. President and CEO Terry Gill described his company's long-term successful relationship with KPPC, and attendees took guided tours through the facility to see first-hand some of the pollution prevention and energy efficiency initiatives that FetterGroup has implemented.
Video from the press conference at FetterGroup is available at the University of Louisville Cardinal Cam.
Kentucky Save Energy Now Workshops
To kick off the initiative, KPPC will host a series of workshops in April and June 2010 to show industries and manufacturing facilities how KPPC can help them save energy and lower operating costs. Energy, facility and maintenance managers: register today for one of the full-day Kentucky Save Energy Now Workshops.
KICSP is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, through the combined efforts of the following organizations: Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence, the U.S. Department of Energy and KPPC - Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center - at the University of Louisville J.B. Speed School of Engineering.