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Oct. 30: Economy, Energy, and Environment (E3) technical assistance meeting

October 30, 2014 9:00 AM at the Heritage Community Bank Room; Prairie State College Conference Center (202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights, IL 60411) Please RSVP by 10/25/2014 to Debra Jacobson or Vinod Patel

ISTC, IMEC, ComEd, Cook County, CSEDC, and CAIC have partnered to provide direct Waste to Profit and E3 technical assistance to industrial facilities within South Cook County at no charge focusing on establishing baselines and measuring progress in the energy efficiency and reduction of greenhouse gases emissions, hazardous materials, water use, and production costs to help make Illinois manufacturers greener, more sustainable, and more competitive.

Waste to Profit: also referred to as byproduct synergy. By-Product Synergy (BPS) is the matching of under-valued waste or by-product streams with potential users to create new revenues or savings with potential social and environmental benefits. The resulting collaborative network creates new revenues, cost savings, energy conservation, reductions in the need for virgin-source materials, and reductions in waste and pollution, including climate-changing emissions. These are quantifiable benefits to the environment, economy and communities.

E3 Program: E3 – Economy, Energy, and Environment ensures that company’s 3M resources — Manpower, Machine, and Money – and environmental resources are utilized as effectively as possible, with minimal impact on the earth’s ecology. ISTC, IMEC, and ComEd follow methodologies that concentrate on the root causes of waste as it applies to the economic, energy, and environmental perspectives of the business. These methodologies will provide a framework for the successful implementation of “Lean & Clean” techniques. The tasks to be performed to implement the program are to determine project objectives, understand current state from an E3 perspective, analyze system conditions, consider options for improvement, and implement changes. The focus areas are water foot printing, cooling tower water and energy management, energy conservation, greenhouse gas emissions, waste diversion through waste to profit, and lean and green manufacturing practices. The specific services offered are: Identify opportunities for energy, water, and material conservation and waste reduction, Conduct on-site demonstrations and pilot trials of promising alternate technologies, Evaluate materials and material substitutions used in process to assess impact on waste generation, Provide environmental compliance assistance, Provide assistance regarding implementation of recommended improvements. Contact Information: Contact: Debra Jacobson E-Mail:

Click here for more information on the E3 program.

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