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West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection

West Virginia DEP

E3 Project Profile

State: West Virgina

Organization Type:  State Agency (Government)

Project Lead Contact Information:

Gregory Eugene Adolfson
601 57th Street, South East
Charleston, West Virginia 25304


West Virginia E3 Website

866-568-6649 Ext. 1332

E3 Project Profiles Directory


Project status:  Active

Project Period

  • Begin Date: March 2010
  • End Date: Ongoing

Project Description/Focus:

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Facilities
  • Communities – Municipal and County Government Facilities

Client Interaction

  • Number of E3 assessment clients: 75
  • Average time spent per client (hours): 20

Client Size (Number of employees)

  • Largest: 500
  • Smallest: 20

Client Types

  • Industrial
  • Institutional
  • Governmental
  • Commercial
  • Agricultural

Community Engagement

  • E3 Services are marketed to specific communities based on interest, number of manufacturing facilities, and overall commitment to developing strategies for implementation of recommendations to improve local economies; reduce energy consumption and find alternatives to tradition sources; and, reduce the negative impacts on the environment.


Technical Assessments

  • Number Conducted: 75
  • Types Provided:
    • Environmental Assessments
    • Energy Assessments
    • Greenhouse Gas Evaluations
    • Lean Assessments

Marketing Materials / Activities 

  • Events (e.g. – Conferences, forums, sessions, etc.)
  • Email Communications
  • Partner Networking
  • Newsletters
  • Web Content

E3 Partner Communications

  • The E3 West Virginia Charter Signatories meet bi-monthly.

Tools Used / Developed

  • Management Systems
  • Metrics Tracking (e.g. – database, spreadsheet, etc.)
  • Calculators

Experience / Processes

Client Report Process Description

Opportunities Identified

Implementation (Follow-up) Strategy

Project Barriers 

Project Outcomes (Results)

Project Experience – Comments (Results)



  • Universities, U.S. EPA Regional Office
  • U.S. DOE Industrial Assessment Center (IAC)
  • State – Occupational Safety & Health Administration Agency
  • State – Workforce Development Agency
  • State – Economic Development Agency
  • State – U.S. Department of Agriculture Office (DOA)
  • State – U.S. Small Business Administration Office (SBA)
  • State – Energy Agency
  • State – Environmental Agency (other than P2 office)
  • State – Pollution Prevention Technical Assistance Program (TAP)
  • Regional/Local – Occupational Safety & Health Administration Offices
  • Regional/Local – Community Colleges
  • Regional/Local – Small Business Development Centers
  • Regional/Local – Workforce Development Offices
  • Regional/Local – Economic Development Offices
  • Regional/Local – Department of Agriculture Extension Offices
  • NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)
  • Local Utilities

Partners – Comments

  • Partners operate under the terms and conditions of the E3 West Virginia Charter and companion Work Plan.

Funding Source

  • U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


Project Contacts

Additional Project Contacts

  • John F. “Jeff” Herholdt, Director
    West Virginia Division of Energy
  • Gerald L. “Jerry” Biser, Director
    West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership
    gbiser@wvmep.w vu.edu
  • Dr. Ed Crowe, Engineering Scientist
    Industries of the Future – West Virginia
    ed.crowe@mail.w vu.edu
  • Dr. Bhaskaran Gopalakrisnan, Director
    West Virginia University Industrial Assessment Center