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2015 MVP2 Award Winners

November 15, 2015

On September 17, NPPR recognized the following for outstanding contributions to the P2 Community: Greg Adolfson- Volunteer of the Year; Michael Simpson - Volunteer of the Year; Rick Reibstein - P2 Champion; Francesca DiCosmo - Fred Granek International P2 Award. In addition, several companies were recognized for their P2 projects. For a detailed write-up, clink on this link.

Green Chemistry Guide Listen and Learn Webinar Series — Green Engineering & P2 / Green Chemistry Tools – What’s Out There?

November 8, 2015

The Green Chemistry manual provides state agencies and technical assistance providers (engineers) with tools and resources to better serve their clients who are looking for information and to support greening their operations, processes, products and supply chains. Business owners can also use the publication to develop and implement green chemistry solutions and improve profitability.

This series of webinars covers the content of the manual chapter-by-chapter. Author Jonathan Rivin presents Ch. 4 and Ch. 6. Chapter 4 covers green engineering, the principles of green chemistry, how the green engineering principles relate to P2 concepts and provides case studies of green engineering. Chapter 6 provides an overview of software tools and guidance documents that can be used for implementing green chemistry principles, what tool to use at different stages in the product life cycle and resources for tool selection. Slideshow

Job Announcement Los Alamos National Laboratory

October 11, 2015

There is another great job opportunity for an EMS practitioner at Los Alamos National Laboratory. If you are interested, the link to the job ad is https://jobszp1.lanl.gov:443/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?OAFunc=IRC_VIS_VAC_DISPLAY&OAMC=R&p_svid=42817&p_spid=1980220&p_lang_code=US

Green Chemistry Guide Listen and Learn Webinar Series - The Green Chemistry Mindset and Life Cycle Thinking

September 17, 2015

The Green Chemistry manual provides state agencies and technical assistance providers (engineers) with tools and resources to better serve their clients who are looking for information and to support greening their operations, processes, products and supply chains. Business owners can also use the publication to develop and implement green chemistry solutions and improve profitability.

WSPPN and NPPR are cohosting the series of webinars that will cover the content of the manual chapter-by-chapter. Chapter 5, presented by author Ally LaTourelle, covered what is the green chemistry mindset from different vantage points, the beneficial outcomes for companies that embrace green chemistry principles, and green chemistry and life cycle assessment. Recording

Recording of “Life Cycle Assessment as a Green Chemistry Tool” September 1, 2015

September 5, 2015

Recording Click on the link to watch. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), is a complex tool that is becoming increasingly common in regulations, standards, and within sustainability programs. Although LCA is a robust and credible way to assess environmental impact, care must be taken when conducting an LCA to ensure that its results are accurate and actionable. This presentation provides a brief overview on LCA and discuss how it can be utilized
successfully as a sustainability tool, especially in regards to green chemistry.

Doug Mazeffa is an Environmental Project Manager for The Sherwin-Williams Company and one of the leading experts on Life Cycle Assessment and environmental impact analysis. Doug has been cited as a sustainability expert in leading media outlets such as BBC, CNN, USA Today, CNBC, NBC, CBS, The Economist, Huffington Post, and Fox News.

Job Opening at Los Alamos National Laboratory

August 13, 2015

Posting For further information click on this link.

Job Number: IRC42840

Environmental Professional 3 Pollution Prevention Program

The Environmental Stewardship Services Group in the Environmental Protection Division is responsible for providing pollution prevention (P2) services across the Los Alamos National Laboratory programmatic work and operations. The Laboratory takes a multi-media approach to pollution prevention by developing and implementing projects that reduce impacts to all types of environmental issues including waste, water and air quality, materials use and management, green procurement, and resource conservation. This position will be a member of the Environmental Protection Division, Environmental Stewardship Services Group

2015 P2 Week Poster Celebrating 25 Years of the P2 Act

July 15, 2015

PosterTo order contact nppr@p2.org ($5 per poster BOGO Free for members)

Most Valuable P2 Awards Project/Program Application for 2015

June 19, 2015

The 2015 MVP2 Award application for projects or programs is retrievable via the link below.  Applications must be sent in electronic format (pdf or word) to nppr@p2.org by July 21, 2015.  A check or deposit to NPPR’s PayPal account must be sent separately. Application

Applications for P2 Volunteer, P2 Champion, Multimedia and Fred Granek International P2 Award may be obtained by request through the email address above.

LEED v4: Safer Chemistry for Building Construction Materials​

June 17, 2015

The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC’s) LEED rating systems for green building are the most widely used in the world, providing independent verification of a building’s green features, including design, construction, operations, and maintenance. LEED v4, the newest version of the rating system, takes a new approach to better building materials by promoting multi-attribute assessment of human health and environmental impacts across a product’s life cycle. Two speakers will talk about the details of LEED v4’s new approach to safer materials and how it is being put it into practice.

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Sustainable Chemicals Management Software

June 17, 2015

Sustainable Chemicals Management Software: A Pure Strategies Review of Tools for Managing Chemicals in Products.  Sustainable chemicals management, particularly for medium to large businesses, is a complex undertaking that traditional tools, such as Excel spreadsheets, can no longer adequately support. Fortunately, there are a number of chemical reporting software tools on the market today. Each offers unique advantages, so it is important to identify which system is the right fit for your business. Our report offers  a comparative review of 11 chemicals management software systems, and will guide you through key questions companies should ask in exploring these new tools and methodologies.

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