|Submission Date||March 27, 2013|
IN-2: Innovation 2
Director of University Sustainability
A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
The Purdue Technical Assistance Program (TAP) is an organization designed to promote economic development by providing skills training and consulting services to businesses. TAP has assisted over 8,900 organizations and saved or added over 5,500 jobs. TAP offers the Green Enterprise Development (GreenED) workforce training program to teach business professions about green manufacturing and the triple bottom line. There are three levels to the program: an online Green Generalist module, a Green Specialist Certificate Series focusing on specific topics such as life cycle analysis and water conservation, and completion of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Green Manufacturing Specialist Certificate Exam. The Purdue TAP GreenED program directly engages the community in sustainability by offering practical solutions to environmental problems in a way that benefits companies economically.
A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available:
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