Pollution Prevention and Energy Efficiency (P2/E2) Projects

Pollution prevention is any practice that reduces, eliminates, or prevents pollution at its source, while energy efficiency refers to the concept of using less energy to provide the same service. If you are a Pennsylvania company with fewer than 500 employees, you can benefit from a P2/E2 assessment, which can help your company minimize environmental or energy costs and reduce overall operating costs.

A P2/E2 assessment typically takes just a few hours on-site, and shortly thereafter PennTAP staff will provide you with a technical report summarizing conservation opportunities, project costs, available funding sources, and the corresponding payback periods. Such assessments can be company-wide in scope or focused on specific equipment, depending on the size and needs of your site.

Typical areas of focus include:

  • boilers
  • compressed air
  • motors
  • process heating
  • lighting
  • insulation
  • refrigeration
  • industrial fans
  • water conservation
  • waste reduction
  • HVAC
  • building envelope

Because repairs and upgrades to equipment or controls can involve capital investment, a P2/E2 assessment includes an evaluation of potential funding resources, such as grants and rebates, that may be available to help offset those capital costs. Even better, PennTAP staff can provide assistance with completing and filing the necessary reports and applications to obtain that funding.

Contact PennTAP to schedule your P2/E2 assessment today.