P3: Impact and Results

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

Impact of the P3 Program in outreach to Nebraska
Businesses assisted with new work
Communities served

"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

Impact of P3 Program in pollution prevention (P2) education
Student interns educated in P2
Over 400

"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 2023:
Metric MeasuredNDEE-WR1US EPA2US DOE3Totals
Solid Waste Diverted from Landfill or other disposal (tons/yr) 88 90 0 179
Energy Conserved: Electricity (kWh/yr) 446,700 1,394,100 4,403,400 6,244,200
Energy Conserved: Natural Gas (therms/yr) 280,740 306,650 313,650 901,040
Water Conserved (Million gal/yr) 5.0 4.3 0 9.3
Total GHG Reduction (MTCO2 Equivalent /yr) 2,117 3,868 5,760 11,745
Direct Operating Cost Savings ($/yr) $1,421,760 $790,000 $1,969,600 $4,181,400

  1. Projects funded by the Nebraska Department of Env. and Energy’s Waste Reduction and Fee Fund Grant.
  2. Projects funded by the US EPA Region VII
  3. Assistance funded by the U.S. DOE’s Industrial Assessment Center program.