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Pollution Prevention (P2) Quick Links

P2 Initiatives

» green buildingGreen Building  

Green building is the practice of increasing the efficiency of buildings and their use of energy, water and materials, and reducing building impacts on human health and the environment, through better siting, design, construction, operations, maintenance and removal – the complete building life cycle.

» Green Cleaning

Proper sanitation and cleaning are important for a healthy building environment. Many traditional cleaning products may contain harmful chemicals that contaminate the environment and endanger human health. Implementing "green cleaning" practices can reduce these health, safety, and environmental risks.

» Green Engineering

lady engineerGreen engineering is the design, commercialization and use of processes and products, which are realistic and cost-effective to minimizing pollution at the source. Green engineering supports the concept that decisions to protect human health and the environment can have the greatest impact when applied in the early design and development phase.

The Pollution Prevention Program also works to integrate Green Engineering into college curriculums. This is to help educate Florida’s future designers on the benefits of going ‘green.’ The P2 Program hopes to have a Florida university offer a Green Engineering degree in the future.

» Green Yards flagGreen Yards

The Green Yards Program teaches salvage yards to use Best Management Practices that protect public health and the environment. The Green Yards Program was developed by the Central District of DEP in connection with the Florida Auto Dismantlers and Recyclers Association (FADRA) . Green Yards can be found in Duval, Escambia, Highlands, Lake, Orange, Polk and Volusia counties.

» Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E)

doctorsHospitals for a Healthy Environment is creating a national movement for environmental sustainability in health care. H2E was jointly founded by the American Hospital Association, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Health Care Without Harm and the American Nurses Association. To achieve this goal, H2E is educating health care professionals about pollution prevention opportunities and providing practical tools and resources to facilitate the industry’s movement toward environmental sustainability.

» Vehicle Wash Facilities [PDF - 1 MB]

The Pollution Prevention Program in partnership with Water Resource Management has developed a set of Best Management Practices (BMPs) to help vehicle wash facilities manage the unintentional discharge of contaminated water. These unintentional discharges may be due to a variety of conditions during operations, maintenance and materials handling. See Vehicle Wash Facilities checklist [PDF - 69 KB].

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Last updated: September 17, 2009

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