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all-day 17th Annual Sustainability Summit @ The Conference Board
17th Annual Sustainability Summit @ The Conference Board
Jul 17 – Jul 18 all-day
The 2018 Sustainability Summit will provide a unique opportunity for sustainability practitioners at leading companies to enjoy a safe space to address the most urgent and persistent strategic, operational, and implementation challenges they face in[...]
2:30 pm EDT NPPR Briefing
NPPR Briefing
Jul 18 @ 2:30 pm EDT – 3:30 pm EDT
NPPR Briefing
The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) is hosting this webinar to highlight current activities and future plans for the organization. This FREE webinar is open to anyone interested in learning more about the organization and[...]
1:00 pm EDT Portfolio Manager® 301
Portfolio Manager® 301
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm EDT – 2:00 pm EDT
Portfolio Manager® 301
With a good background on the basic functionality of EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® tool, learn about some advanced features including: using spreadsheet upload templates to update property data; setting goals and targets to plan[...]

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