The IEE/WERC Pollution Prevention Technical Resources Center in Albuquerque, NM provides technical assistance and information to businesses and communities on cost-effective ways to reduce pollution and preserve New Mexico’s valuable environmental resources.
Pollution prevention (known as P2) is an increasingly important effort undertaken by New Mexicans to manage our waste products properly and to reduce the source of those wastes. Business owners and community leaders are encouraged to contact the Center for free technical information on waste management and waste reduction. The Center is also a partner with the State of New Mexico Environment Department’s Green Zia Environmental Leadership Program that recognized businesses that incorporate environmentally sound practices into their operation.
One of the most important aspects of IEE’s outreach efforts is to conduct on-site P2 assessments at New Mexico facilities of all types. This generally involves the identification of all internal processes and activities; any solid, chemical and hazardous waste created; P2 options to reduce or eliminate those wastes; and disposal/recycling options.
The IEE Resources Center also provides on-site energy-efficiency assessments with the goals of reducing energy use and related costs, as well as promoting the installation of renewable energy sources. Two recent examples of IEE’s energy work are:
- Energy Efficiency: Best Management Practices for Chile Processing; and
- Energy Efficiency: Best Management Practices for Pistachio Processing.
For more information, contact: Chris Campbell, Project Manager