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E3 Project Profile


State: Virginia

Organization Type:  Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)

Project Lead Contact Information:

Frank Watson
720 Moorefield Park Drive
Suite 100
Richmond, VA 23226

fwatson@genedge.org

www.genedge.org

804-840-7328

E3 Project Profiles Directory

Description


Project status:  Active

Project Begin Date: 2012

Project Description/Focus:

Client Interaction

  • Number of E3 assessment clients: 12
  • Average time spent per client (hours):

Client Size (Number of employees)

  • Largest: 430
  • Smallest: 20

Client Types

  • Industrial

Outputs


Technical Assessments

  • Number Conducted: 12
  • Types Provided:
    • Environmental Assessments
    • Energy Assessments
    • Lean Assessments

Technical Assessments – Comments

  • Clients do not request greenhouse gas (GHG) evaluations.

Pre/Post Assessment Training Conducted

  • Grant does not include funding for explicit training.

Marketing Materials / Activities 

  • Web Content
  • Success Stories
  • Flyers/Brochures
  • Email Communications
  • Events (e.g. – Conferences, forums, sessions, etc.)

Marketing Strategies – Comments 

  • The narrow geographical scope of available funding limits marketing opportunities but also reduces the need.

Tools Used / Developed

  • Calculators
  • Software (e.g. – customized spreadsheet, 3rd party products, etc.)
  • Pre-assessment Questionnaire
  • Metrics Tracking (e.g. – database, spreadsheet, etc.)
  • Management Systems
  • MEP Lean Assessment

Experience / Processes

Client Report Process Description

Opportunities Identified

  • Alternative treatment of waste water instead of sending to city
  • Solid waste recycling
  • Value stream map
  • Lighting upgrades
  • Air compressor improvements

Implementation (Follow-up) Strategy

  • In-person presentation of report w hen possible.
  • Repeat data logging of air compressors after improvement.
  • Peer-to-peer sessions.

Project Barriers 

  • Grant funding limits geographic scope.
  • Grant areas are four hours away from assessor office which complicates follow up.
  • Many companies are too small to benefit significantly from energy improvements. Some companies are too big / complex to assess in the time available. There is a “sweet spot” of medium sized companies which find the assessments particularly useful.

Project Outcomes (Results)

  • Annual savings $888,848
  • 15 year savings: $5,429,521
  • Investment required: $1,074,924

Partners

  • U.S. DOE Industrial Assessment Center (IAC)
  • NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)
  • Local Utilities

Funding Source

  • U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC)
  • Fee-based