P3: One-day Assessment Opportunity

The P3 program has grant funds to provide one day assessments at no cost.

The P3 program provides small and medium sized manufacturers with site specific recommendations for improving energy efficiency, reducing waste and increasing productivity through changes in processes and equipment. Since 1997, The University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL) partners in Pollution Prevention (P3) program has had an impact on college students and businesses. The program has served over 760 clients in more than 95 communities with over $28 million in savings, diverting about 315 million pounds of waste from landfills and reduction of almost 2380 million gallons of water use.

UNL team has experience with reducing waste and improving efficiency for multiple media, including topics such as Lighting, Compressed Air, Boilers, VFDs, HVAC, Electric Demand Reduction, Solid Waste Reduction, Water Conservation, Cooling towers, and other Process Optimizations.

Requirements for Participation:

  • Must be a small and mid-sized manufacturing plants in North American Industry Classification System (NAICS): Food and Beverage (NAICS codes under 311 and 3121), Chemical Manufacturing (NAICS codes under 325 ), Metal Manufacturing  (NAICS codes under 331 and 332),
  • Willing to share 12 consecutive months of utility bills (electricity, natural gas, water, etc.) to provide a baseline for further analysis,
  • Willing to host a 3 to 6 hour no cost site assessment by a UNL team.
  • Located in a low-income and disadvantaged community in Nebraska, as shown as a green or brown zone in the below maps.

State of Nebraska Map
Map of Lincoln and Omaha
Please visit with us to confirm eligibility.


  • Use of state-of-the-art testing equipment (such as Thermal Imaging Camera, Flue Gas Analyzer, Acoustical Leak Detector, Ultrasonic Water Flow Meter) by UNL team for data collection.
  • In-depth evaluation of facility conducted by engineering faculty with upper class and graduate students from UNL
  • Detailed process analysis to generate specific recommendations with estimates of cost, performance and payback times.
  • Access to confidential report with detailed analysis, findings and recommendations
  • Follow up by UNL team on implemented recommendations and any other assistance.

For further enquiries, please contact:

Dr Bruce Dvorak

Civil Engineering and Biological Systems Engineering
Director, Partners in Pollution Prevention (P3)

Segun Oladipo

Partners in Pollution Prevention (P3)
Pollution Prevention Technical Assistant Coordinator