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Free E3 (Economy, Energy and Environment) Assistance Available

October 14th, 2014

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Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC), Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center (IMEC), ComEd, Cook County, Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation, and Calumet Area Industrial Commission have partnered to provide free E3 technical assistance to South Cook County Industrial facilities.

Economy, Energy, and Environment (E3) ensures that a company’s environmental resources and 3M resources – Manpower, Machine, and Money – are utilized as effectively as possible, with minimal impact on the earth’s ecology.

E3 joins forces with local communities to connect small and medium-sized manufacturers with experts from federal agencies, states, and regions. In each E3 community, teams conduct customized technical assessments and offer practical, sustainable approaches that manufacturers can incorporate into their operations.

Learn more at the South Cook County E3 Kick-off Meeting on Thursday, October 30th, 2014 (9am – 11:30am), at Prairie State College Conference Center (202 S. Halsted St, Chicago Heights).  RSVP to Vinod Patel by October 24th to vapatel@illinois.edu.

Attendees will learn about the E3 program, including free on-site services and technical assistance.  E3 performance focus areas include:

  • Energy Conservation
  • Cooling Water Tower & Energy Management
  • Water Footprinting
  • Waste Reduction at Source
  • Lean & Green Manufacturing Practices
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction

This program is intended for the manufacturing and industrial sectors in south Cook County.  Learn more about this E3 partnership with their brochure.

 

 

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