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Industrial Assessments for Pollution Prevention and Energy Efficiency

Jim Newton, P.E., DEE

Course Outline

This ten hour course provides valuable information for those individuals who operate and maintain a variety of industrial operations.  Completion of this course will provide the student the necessary information and testing to meet the continuing education requirements in order to renew their licenses.  It was designed by an instructor who has developed and implemented numerous similar training courses.  A companion course provides an introduction to pollution prevention (C280-An Introduction to Pollution Prevention).

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:

Intended Audience

The intended audience for this course is any professional who is involved in developing and implementing an energy management program.

Benefit to Attendees

Attendees of this course will understand how basic P2 concepts and how to implement P2 approaches.

Course Introduction

Pollution prevention (P2) is one of the cornerstones of an ISO 14001 certified environmental management system (EMS).  P2 has been evolving from a specialized environmental initiative to a mainstream business activity.  P2 offers significant benefits to an industrial operation and can result in significant cost savings affecting the bottom line of the organization.    P2 activities can also result in a safer work environment.


Course Content

The associated course materials are contained in an Adobe Acrobat copy of the US EPA publication:

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Course Summary

This course discusses the elements of an industrial assessment for pollution prevention programs including the basic concepts and various implementation approaches.   A companion course provides an introduction to pollution prevention (C280 - An Introduction to Pollution Prevention).

Related Links

For additional information related to this subject, please visit the following websites or web pages:

US Environmental Protection Agency



Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

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DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of PDH Center or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered architect and/or professional engineer/surveyor. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.