E3-Economy, Energy, and Environment
Helping Communities Transition into a Green Economy
E3-Economy, Energy, and Environment-is a coordinated federal and local technical assistance initiative that helps communities work with their manufacturing base to adapt and thrive in a new business era focused on sustainability.
E3 provides manufacturers with customized, hands-on assessments of production processes to reduce energy consumption, prevent pollution, increase productivity, and drive innovation.
As a result, E3:
- Helps foster a smarter and more efficient green workforce
- Promotes sustainable manufacturing and growth through innovation technology
- Improves the regional economy by retaining jobs in companies that are better positioned for global competition
- Reduces environmental impacts while regaining a competitive advantage
Since E3 has proven to be successful with other community-based projects, the program looks toward the future. With sufficient funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the PennTAP E3 has support through 2015. In Pennsylvania, PennTAP will assist four manufacturing facilities implement E3 projects.
The program will promote E3 for PA manufacturers with a special emphasis on methanol and solvent waste generators. The activities will focus on developing E3 events with building retuning, technically performing E3 events at small manufacturers, while connecting companies to existing by-product synergy (BPS) networks.
To learn more contact
Energy and Environment Team Lead