P3 - Impact and Results


P3: Impact and Results


The impact of the P3 Program is shown in our threefold mission:
Outreach, Education and Savings.

OUTREACH
Impact of the P3 Program in outreach to Nebraska
1997-2015
Businesses assisted with new work
700
Communities served
90

"The P3 Program has helped all sizes of Nebraska businesses achieve valuable environmental improvements. Its influence is felt in all parts of the state from Scottsbluff to Nebraska City."

Joe Francis, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality


EDUCATION
Impact of P3 Program in pollution prevention (P2) education
1997-2015
Student interns educated in P2
253
Newspaper articles and TV/radio broadcasts concerning P2
101

"Getting people to understand the concepts of pollution prevention is key to implementing this important environmental ethic. The P3 Program not only carries the message to Nebraska communities, but the students continue to employ P2 in their future careers."

Dr. Bruce Dvorak, UNL


POTENTIALSAVINGS
POTENTIAL IMPACT based on assistance provided in 2014 POTENTIAL IMPACT based on assistance provided in 2015 Total
Solid Waste Diverted from Landfill (lbs/yr) 426,000 4,374,300 4,800,300
Energy Conserved: Electricity (kWh/yr) 2,900,000 4,083,983 6,983,983
Energy Conserved: Natural Gas (therms/yr) 250,000 264,320 514,230
Energy Conserved: Diesel Fuel (Gallons/yr) 7,160 7,010 14,170
Water Conserved (Million gal/yr) 263 196.2 459.2
Total GHG Reduction (MTCO2 Equivalent /yr) 4,474 3,635 8,109
Direct Operating Cost Savings ($/yr) $977,000 $534,782 $1,511,782

"When you see results time and again - real dollar savings and waste reduction in real businesses - you become convinced of the benefits of pollution prevention."

Doug Youngblood, Former P3 Intern




During 2013 and 2014, the P3 program collaborated with the Kansas State University Pollution Prevention Institute to revisit recent clients and document the impact of student recommendations. The below table lists the client-provided impacts from the assistance, for both full summer (student working out of the client’s facilities) and partial (student working with several clients during the summer while based out of a UNL or KSU office).

Impact by mode of assistance (number of originally assisted summer clients in parentheses).

Impact Assistance Measurement Cost Savings/yr Electricity kWh/yr Natural Gas therms/yr Solid waste lbs/yr Haz. waste lbs/yr Water gal/yr GHG MTCO2 E/yr
Full (30)
Average
$90,921
$306,132
18,509
808,128
987
1,116,117
409
Full (30)
Median
$46,209
$69,914
0
0
0
0
147
Partial (18)
Average
$14,434
$133,657
378
3,431
715
2,771,806
142
Partial (18)
Median
$2,383
$14,153
0
0
0
0
21
Total (48)
Average
$62,238
$241,454
11,710
506,367
885
1,768,250
309
Total (48)
Median
$21,219
$21,180
0
0
0
0
66
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