PennTAP also helped Balfurd Linen & Uniform obtain a USDA REAP grant of $182,976 as well as additional Act 129 Rebates.
Over the past year, graduate assistant Amanda Enns has helped PennTAP with its ESG projects, which in part aim to close the gap between current ESG offerings and small businesses.
The outcome of the project resulted in 13% propane consumption reduction (double the estimated amount) and greenhouse gas emission reduction by 3.1 metric tons.
Thanks to PennTAP’s support, York Wallcoverings was awarded a USDA REAP grant totaling $68,503. The LED upgrades completed will lead to annual energy savings of $14,759 and 210,840 kWh of energy.
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded $1.5M to Fayette County to construct a Health Sciences Workforce Development Center on the Fayette County Career and Technical Institute (FCCTI) campus. PennTAP’s Associate Director of Programming, Alanna Colvin, served as a consultant for FCCTI throughout the grant application process, facilitating introductions to key regional partners and helping them maintain a structured application procedure.
Penn State’s Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP), an official Department of Energy (DOE) 50001 Ready Partner, offers U.S. based manufacturers the opportunity to participate in a free year-long PA Industrial Energy Readiness (PIER) Program, a DOE 50001 Ready Cohort. The inaugural PIER Program came to a close this year. The next cohort launches in spring 2023 – manufacturers interested in entering the program should submit an entry form or contact their regional PennTAP technical advisor.
Graduate student Aditya Krishnaswamy is complementing his supply chain and logistics-focused industrial engineering studies with a graduate assistantship at Penn State’s Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP).
US Silica is an industrial sand mining company with locations across the country. The staff at US Silica looked to PennTAP for cost reduction solutions in their Mapleton facility.
Graduate student Radha Krishna Padala is working alongside senior PennTAP technical advisors to develop the educational framework that businesses will use during the PIER Program to improve their energy management and consumption.
Penn State graduate student Amanda Enns is creating an action plan for small to medium-sized businesses to best approach ESG considerations.