KPPC Wins Two National Awards for KY SEN and YouTube Channel
KPPC Technical Services Program Manager Richard Meisenhelder (right) accepted the awards from NPPR Executive Director Jeffrey Burke.
On September 19, 2012, KPPC accepted two Most Valuable Pollution Prevention (MVP2) Awards at a ceremony in Washington, DC hosted by the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR). The awards celebrate the successes of innovators in the areas of pollution prevention and sustainability, and are presented annually during national Pollution Prevention Week. This year's recipients range from federal government agencies, academia and industries to non-profit organizations and individuals.
In the Projects/Programs award category, KPPC was recognized for the success of its Kentucky Save Energy Now (KY SEN) program. To date, 29 industrial and commercial facilities from across the Commonwealth have enrolled in the KY SEN program. At the start of the program in 2010, KPPC established an overall program goal of identifying 815,000 MMBtu in source energy savings for industrial and large commercial clients. KPPC has already surpassed that goal, well in advance of the June 2013 program completion date, and continues to identify savings for its clients.
To aid KY SEN participants in the implementation of energy management projects, KPPC offers long-term engineering support, measurement and verification tools and additional on-site assistance. With this support, participating facilities continue to advance through progressively higher levels of energy program implementation.
In the newly-created Multimedia award category, KPPC’s YouTube channel was recognized as an important resource tool that provides comprehensive coverage of the Center’s events and activities.
The channel provides audiences a conduit to information that supports the systematic approach the Center utilizes to assist Kentucky organizations as they develop and implement environmental management solutions at their facilities. Video topics showcasing systematic improvements include: setting goals and creating action plans, building stakeholder buy-in and benchmarking. Videos addressing technical topics include: demand management, wind energy, compressed air and best energy management practices.
The channel now houses 52 videos, which have been viewed 6,580 times. All of these videos include closed captioning to offer accessibility to the widest possible audience.