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Economy, Energy, Environment (E3)

Supporting Manufacturing Leadership Through Sustainability

Working together within the E3 framework, we can:

  • DRIVE innovation
  • INCREASE manufacturing productivity
  • BOOST local economies
  • REDUCE environmental impacts
  • FOSTER development
  • CONSERVE energy and resources

What is E3?

E3 — Economy, Energy and Environment — is a coordinated federal and local technical assistance framework that helps communities work with their manufacturing base to adapt and thrive in a new business era focused on sustainability.
 
E3 provides manufacturers with customized, hands-on assessments of production processes to reduce energy consumption, minimize their carbon footprint, prevent pollution, increase productivity, and drive innovation.
 

As a result, E3:

  • Helps foster a smarter and more efficient green workforce.
  • Promotes sustainable manufacturing and growth through innovative technology.
  • Improves the regional economy by retaining jobs in companies that are better positioned for global competition.
  • Reduces environmental impacts while gaining a competitive advantage.

How do communities benefit?

America’s manufacturing sector significantly contributes to the economic viability and success of many communities.
 
By participating in E3, communities realize benefits that reach far beyond their manufacturers’ production lines.
 
These communities will be able to:
  • Improve the profitability and competitiveness of existing manufacturers.
  • Enhance their ability to attract new business.
  • Stimulate the local economy by creating new, well-paying jobs and by helping to retain existing ones.
  • Train and equip workers with the skills necessary to compete in a global economy.
  • Minimize the frequency of abandoned manufacturing facilities.
  • Enable utilities to expand manufacturing customer base without increasing capacity.
 
The E3 Program from The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services includes environment, energy and lean assessments as well as financial assistance for your organization.
 
For more information or discussion regarding your unique needs, contact:
Keith Ridley
(615) 532-4922
keith.ridley@tennessee.edu
 
“The E3 Program gave us the framework in which to take an objective look at all key functions of our business and identify opportunities for improvement as well as execute those changes.”
— John O’ Neill, Plant Manager
Besam Entrance Solutions,
Monroe, North Carolina