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
1997-2018
Businesses assisted with new work
764
Communities served
93

"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
1997-2018
Student interns educated in P2
302
Newspaper articles and TV/radio broadcasts concerning P2
124

"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

During the 2018 grant year, 34 clients in Nebraska were given new technical assistance in the form of a total of 93 specific implementable recommendations by the P3 program. The data collected from the technical assistance reports show the potential reduction in energy and waste these businesses can achieve by implementing the recommendations set forth by the student interns. This data is summarized in Table 1 below, with the second column listing the potential impacts from the projects directly funded by the NDEQ Waste Reduction Fee grant.

Table 1. Potential Impacts from the Summer of 2018:

Metric Measured

Totals

Solid Waste Diverted from Landfill (lbs/yr)

1,375,992

Energy Conserved: Electricity Conserved (kWh/yr)

2,522,243

Energy Conserved: Natural Gas (therms/yr)

78,378

Water Conserved (Million gal/yr)

26.916

Total GHG Reduction (MTCO2 Equivalent /yr)

13,236

Direct Operating Cost Savings ($/yr)

$1,934,662