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Incorporating pollution into US Department of Energy design projects: Case study results and participant feedback

Description: Pollution prevention seeks to eliminate the release of all pollutants (hazardous and non-hazardous) to all media (land, air, and water). Beyond eliminating pollution at the source, pollution prevention includes energy conservation, water conservation, and protection of natural resources. Therefore, pollution prevention addresses not only wastes exiting a process, but materials entering and being consumed by the process as well. Historically, pollution prevention activities within the US Department of Energy (DOE) have focused on existing process waste streams -- the Pollution Prevention Opportunity Assessment (P2OA) being the central tool for identifying and implementing pollution prevention opportunities. However, it is estimated that 70% of a product`s total lifecycle cost is fixed by design (i.e., before the product, process, or facility ever gets built). By moving pollution prevention upstream into design, new opportunities emerge for minimizing waste not only during operations, but during construction and dismantlement of a facility as well. This is significant because it is estimated that the environmental consequences from construction of a building are comparable to a decade of operating the building, and demolition creates even more waste than construction.
Date: June 1, 1995
Creator: Dorsey, J.A.; Greitzer, F.L. & Raney, E.A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pollution prevention electronic design guideline: A tool for identifying pollution prevention in facility design

Description: The Pacific Northwest Laboratory has developed a tool to assist in incorporating pollution prevention opportunities into the design of federal facilities. The Pollution Prevention Environmental Design Guide for Engineers (P2-EDGE) was developed for the US Department of Energy (prior to its release this summer it had been referred to as the P2 electronic design guideline. P2-EDGE 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 P2-EDGE 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.
Date: August 1, 1995
Creator: Greitzer, F.L.; Brown, B.W.; Dorsey, J.A. & Raney, E.A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A tool for promoting pollution prevention in facility design

Description: 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.
Date: April 1, 1995
Creator: Greitzer, F.L.; Brown, B.W. & Dorsey, J.A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An electronic design guideline for incorporating pollution prevention into U.S. Department of Energy design projects

Description: The Pacific Northwest Laboratory has developed a prototype pollution prevention electronic design guideline (EDG) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Waste Minimization Division (EM-334). The EDG contains a database of 267 opportunities to incorporate pollution prevention features into DOE design projects. Each opportunity provides supporting data that help the decisionmaker (designers, engineers, and project managers) evaluate the applicability and potential benefits of implementing pollution prevention in their 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. Historically, pollution prevention activities within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have focused on existing process waste streams. However, it is estimated that 70% of the cost over the life of a product is fixed by design (i.e., before the product is constructed or used). In recognition of this pollution prevention opportunity, the DOE has funded the Hanford Site to incorporate it into the design of new products, processes, and facilities across the complex. Hanford Site contractors are now beginning their third year of leading this activity for DOE Headquarters (HQ).
Date: March 1, 1995
Creator: Greitzer, F.L.; Brown, B.W.; Dorsey, J.A.; Stitzel, J.C. & Raney, E.A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department