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E3: Economy, Energy & Environment Program – COW Industries
Abstract: C.O.W. Industries was selected by American Electric Power as a participant in an E3 assessment and project. The project resulted in a energy savings, process improvement, training of the workforce, and a reduction in costs and increase in sales.
Source: TechSolve

E3: Economy, Energy and Environment
Abstract: The E3 Initiative is a coordinated federal and local technical assistance initiative to help manufacturers adapt and thrive in a new business era focused on sustainability, through technical assessments of production processes and training.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency

Green Manufacturing: Case Studies in Lean and Sustainability (Book for Purchase)
Abstract: Offers the first book-length collection of environmental concerns from a manufacturer’s perspective Provides practical, in-depth descriptions of environmental, and energy issues -- including the application of lean principles to these issues Illustrates concepts with real world examples
Source: Association for Manufacturing Excellence

Green Suppliers Network: Lean Met Green and Got Hitched
Abstract: An increasing number of manufacturing enterprises realize the value to their stakeholders from committing to a "lean and clean" approach. This article shares the experience of several companies participating in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) collaborative Green Suppliers Network program with the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)-Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) and related initiatives. Though it targets small- and medium-sized U.S. companies, GSN provides a useful model for larger organiza­tions as well.(PDF)
Source: Association for Manufacturing Excellence

Implementing Lean for Green Sustainability
Abstract: Article describes reasons, opportunities and examples, to include environment in while leaning your value streams. By Amanda Earing.
Source: Manufacturing.Net

Incorporating toxics use reduction into Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma at Ophir Optics. 2011
Abstract: Ophir Optics utilized Lean and Six Sigma tools for a variety of projects, including toxics use reduction, and reduced its use of toxic chemicals and generation of hazardous waste, and increased energy efficiency.
Source: Toxics Use Reduction Institute

Lean and Environment Case Study: Canyon Creek Cabinet Company (Monroe, Washington) [PDF]
Abstract: Pilot project to integrate lean and environment in two processing areas at Canyon Creek Cabinet Co. Saved over $1.2M per year due to environmental and efficiency improvements.
Source: Washington Department of Ecology

Lean Manufacturing and Environment: Case Studies & Best Practices
Abstract: 15 real-world examples and short case studies of the types of environmental benefits that result from lean implementation at various organizations.
Source: US EPA

Lean, Energy & Environment (LE2) Analysis and Surface Cleaning Assessment [PDF]
Abstract: Description of lean and environmental effort to eliminate production bottlenecks and improve surface cleaning operations at a military vehicle fabricator.
Source: New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I)

Leaner and Greener [PDF]
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Source: Enterprise Minnesota

Next Generation Manufacturing (NGM) Study [PDF]
Abstract: The Next Generation Manufacturing (NGM) Study assessed US progress in NGM strategies, including sustainability & lean. Commissioned by the American Small Manufacturers Coalition & Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
Source: American Small Manufacturers Coalition

Penn State's Lean and Green Research Initiative
Abstract: The Lean and Green Research Initiative conducts research and education to improve the delivery of high performance buildings through the development of resource efficient (lean) processes that maximize value at minimal delivery cost.
Source: Penn State University

U.S. EPA's Lean Manufacturing and Environment Website
Abstract: The US EPA discusses how lean manufacturing ties into environmental performance and offers numerous resources.
Source: US EPA

US Department of Energy Save Energy Now Program - Energy Assessments
Abstract: Describes the Save Energy Now program's energy assessment assistance and services.
Source: US Department of Energy

Use Lean Manufacturing Principles to Deliver Green Results
Abstract: Embracing green manufacturing requires giving more focus to environmental and energy concerns during the implementation of reliability improvement projects. (by Darrin Wikoff).
Source: Reliability Plant


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