A tool for promoting pollution prevention in facility design

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The Pacific Northwest Laboratory{sup (a)} has developed a tool to assist in incorporating pollution prevention opportunities into the design of federal facilities. The pollution prevention electronic design guideline (EDG), developed for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), contains a database of 267 opportunities intended to help a decisionmaker (designer, engineer, or project manager) evaluate the applicability and potential benefits of implementing pollution prevention in a particular project. The EDG`s database was derived from both DOE and non-DOE sources including pollution prevention literature, industrial design personnel, and federal, state, and DOE sources. A key feature of the tool is the integration ... continued below

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Greitzer, F.L.; Brown, B.W. & Dorsey, J.A. April 1, 1995.

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    Publisher Info: Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
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The Pacific Northwest Laboratory{sup (a)} has developed a tool to assist in incorporating pollution prevention opportunities into the design of federal facilities. The pollution prevention electronic design guideline (EDG), developed for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), contains a database of 267 opportunities intended to help a decisionmaker (designer, engineer, or project manager) evaluate the applicability and potential benefits of implementing pollution prevention in a particular project. The EDG`s database was derived from both DOE and non-DOE sources including pollution prevention literature, industrial design personnel, and federal, state, and DOE sources. A key feature of the tool is the integration of photos, illustrations, and documentation to provide easy access to technical information on specific waste minimization opportunities in design. This paper describes the software tool, the Pollution Prevention Electronic Design Guideline (EDG). The EDG runs on a personal computer within the Microsoft Windows environment. The EDG is used with the P2DA Guidance Manual on a project-by-project basis. The P2DA process is analogous to the Waste Minimization Assessment method established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for existing process waste streams. The EDG is introduced during the stage of the P2DA when design alternatives are being explored (after the anticipated waste streams have been quantified). As such, the EDG database is not exhaustive, and it is not computational (i.e., it does not compute the lifecycle impacts of implementation). Its purpose is to raise awareness of existing technologies and design practices that can improve resource efficiency or decrease waste generation over the entire life of the project (construction, operation, and decommissioning), and to provide a template for the documentation. Because design is an iterative process, the EDG is also intended to be revisited with each successive design stage.

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  • 21. national environmental symposium and exhibition, San Diego, CA (United States), 17-21 Apr 1995

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  • Report No.: PNL-SA--24972
  • Report No.: CONF-950451--5
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 83859
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc783303

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Greitzer, F.L.; Brown, B.W. & Dorsey, J.A. A tool for promoting pollution prevention in facility design, article, April 1, 1995; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc783303/: accessed May 28, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.