Develop Green Manufacturing Skills
that Get Real Bottom Line Results

Whether you're a start-up or an established manufacturing company, your business will be heavily affected by the global trend toward green manufacturing. Purdue TAP defines green manufacturing as "the continual optimization of material and energy resources during the design, manufacture, and end use of products in order to reduce production costs, eliminate negative environmental impacts, and increase business opportunities."

Our Technical Assistance Program offers green manufacturing training that provides participants with the knowledge it takes to succeed in green enterprises. Purdue's Green Enterprise Development (GreenED) workforce training program will teach you the latest green manufacturing ideas through a series of in-depth training modules. The three-level program allows you to earn a green manufacturing certificate once you successfully complete the modules and exam.

You'll learn how innovative green manufacturing companies create green products that meet consumer demand while saving energy and reducing waste. Workshops like Green Chemistry and Pollution Solution will give you an appreciation for the entire green manufacturing process - and ideas for how these concepts can be implemented in your community.

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The Green Generalist (Green 101) serves as the foundation course for the green initiative. You'll learn about topics like sustainability, solid waste management, energy management and environmental business management. We'll also teach you how to develop and implementation action plan for your green initiative.

Methods of Training: Onsite Training, Public Workshops, Train-the-Trainer, Online. To learn more, contact us today at (800) 877-5182 or greenmfg@purdue.edu.

To register for Green Generalist Online Training, visit www.mep.purdue.edu/events.

Level two of our green manufacturing program is a Green Specialist Certificate Series with six workshops titled "Dumpster Dive", "Energy Management", "Green Chemistry", "H2O Conserve", "Pollution Solutions" and "Sustainability into Practice".

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Our H2O Conserve workshop will enable you to use conservation principles and lower-cost practices in designing water systems. Specifically, you'll learn about water system design, principles used in operating water systems and water pollution prevention. We'll also teach you about how to identify alternative methods and how to reduce costs while conserving an endangered resource.

Methods of Training: Onsite Training, Public Workshops, Train-the-Trainer. To learn more, contact us today at (800) 877-5182 or greenmfg@purdue.edu.

Pollution Solutions will give you case studies to consider as you learn to apply pollution solution concepts. Topics include the benefits of air sampling, methods to incorporate into your emission control, ozone concerns and impacts, how to lower your emission expenses and new technologies for preventing air pollution.

Methods of Training: Onsite Training, Public Workshops, Train-the-Trainer.
To learn more, contact us today at (800) 877-5182 or greenmfg@purdue.edu.

Dumpster Dive is a one-day workshop that will teach you the fundamentals of solid waste streams, methods to evaluate materials used in your products and processes, concepts relating to life cycle analysis, how to reduce or eliminate the solid waste stream and how to apply the "4 Rs" (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle).

Methods of Training: Onsite Training, Public Workshops, Train-the-Trainer.
To learn more, contact us today at (800) 877-5182 or greenmfg@purdue.edu.

Green Chemistry will teach you how to apply green chemistry principles and techniques in all facets of your business. You'll learn the principles of green chemistry, how to use process reengineering to achieve a healthier, safer environment, how to reduce or eliminate hazardous substances and methods to maximize the amount of raw material that ends up in your product. We'll also teach you about "hit list" chemicals, as well as how to design energy-efficient processes and use environmentally safe substances whenever possible.

Methods of Training: Onsite Training, Public Workshops, Train-the-Trainer.
To learn more, contact us today at (800) 877-5182 or greenmfg@purdue.edu.

In the Energy Management Workshop, you'll learn how to manage energy usage and invest in energy efficiency. Topics include basic energy use alternatives, managing energy usage, investing in energy efficiency and minimizing energy costs, reducing your company's carbon footprint, renewable energy source fundamentals and including system costs in project evaluation.

Methods of Training: Onsite Training, Public Workshops, Train-the-Trainer.
To learn more, contact us today at (800) 877-5182 or greenmfg@purdue.edu.

Our Sustainability in Practice workshop will give you the tools to build a continuous and sustainable environmental management program. You'll study the benefits or using Triple Bottom Line as a sustainability framework, how to save money with a positive environmental impact, the values of green certifications and marketing practices, and typical measures for monitoring a successful program. Other topics include the impact of regulations and the importance of including a green supply chain in your operations.

Methods of Training: Onsite Training, Public Workshops, Train-the-Trainer.
To learn more, contact us today at (800) 877-5182 or greenmfg@purdue.edu.

The level three SME Green Manufacturing Specialist Certificate serves as verifiable proof of your green knowledge by successfully completing an exam. The SME GMSC exam (which includes over 100 questions) and the Purdue TAP GreenED Specialist Series are built upon the same body of knowledge.

Recommendations to prepare for the exam include one of the following:

  • Completing all six modules of Purdue TAP Green Specialist training workshops.
  • Completing the 3-day Purdue TAP Green Specialist Certificate Exam Preparation workshop.
  • Completing the Green Manufacturing Specialist Certificate Online Review & Exam Preparation. Register here.

To register for the exam or for more information, visit www.sme.org/green.

During this two-day interactive Waste Stream Mapping program, participants will learn the fundamentals of solid waste streams and their associated sources including energy, solid waste, water and hazardous wastes. Using a Waste Stream Mapping assessment and planning tool, participants will learn how to analyze alternative approaches, develop future-state scenarios with significant reductions in waste stream output and create an implementation plan for future state.

Methods of Training: Onsite Training, Public Workshops, Train-the-Trainer.To learn more, contact us today at (800) 877-5182 or greenmfg@purdue.edu.

Green Enterprise Development can provide an entire workforce with hands-on activities, simulations and case studies to teach environmental sustainability that leads to process improvement.

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Purdue TAP provides onsite training to companies and associations interested in gaining knowledge and skills in green manufacturing techniques.

For more information, contact (800) 877-5182 or greenmfg@purdue.edu.

Purdue TAP schedules public workshops throughout the year.

Public workshop modules include:

  • Green Generalist (Green 101)
  • All Green Specialist Series: H2O Conserve, Pollution Solutions, Dumpster Dive, Green Chemistry, Energy Management, Sustainability in Practice
  • Waste Stream Mapping Elective
  • Purdue TAP Green Manufacturing Specialist Certificate Exam Preparation Workshop

For a list of workshops scheduled, visit www.mep.purdue.edu/events under Green Enterprise Development.

Facilitator training is available for the green generalist, all six green specialists modules and waste stream mapping programs, participants complete the chosen, one-day training and simulation, then spend a second day discussing the key concepts and instruction processes. This structure is enabling the nationwide distribution of this unique program.

Workshops include training kit with materials for simulation, facilitator guides, PowerPoint presentation and software to print instruction materials.

For more information, contact (800) 877-5182 or greenmfg@purdue.edu.

  • Green Generalist Online Training - provides awareness of the many topics and issues of sustainability. The course is valuable to people in all positions and all business sectors. It is comprised of 7 sections, 7 tests, and 3 interactive simulations that embed the concepts of sustainability. The Green Generalist Online Exam Cost $195/per person and is available 24/7.*
  • Green Manufacturing Specialist Certificate Online Review and Exam Preparation designed to help prepare you to take the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Green Manufacturing Specialist Certificate exam. The online review is in seven modules for 16 total hours. The cost is $700 per person and includes online access and a workbook. It does not include the SME exam cost. It is available 24/7.*

To Register: Visit under Green Enterprise Development: http://www.mep.purdue.edu/events/default.aspx?category=green&id=83#green

*Indiana Residents: If you work or live in the state of Indiana, you are eligible to purchase both online training courses at a 9% discounted rate. Enter Discount Code: INMEPA01 when registering.

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Green Enterprise Development can provide an entire workforce with hands-on activities, simulations and case studies to teach environmental sustainability that leads to process improvement.

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"We were impressed by the easy-to-understand delivery of the Green Generalist Training. For individuals or companies looking to get a clear overview of green concepts and to develop an understanding of how to apply the concepts to manufacturing processes, this is the course for you. The trainers were professional and made the training time interesting."

- Kim Coker Director of Communications, PR & Grantwriting, Southern Arkansas University Tech

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GreenED is appropriate for manufacturers, community colleges, advocacy groups, MEP centers, employees seeking professional development, professional trade organizations, training service providers and workforce investment boards.

Contact Purdue's Technical Assistance Program today at (800) 877-5182 or greenmfg@purdue.edu to learn more about our cutting-edge green manufacturing curriculum.

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