E3-Energy, the Economy and the Environment

April 5, 2011 – Hilton Hotel & Conference Center – Jackson, Mississippi
8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:15 Welcome, Introduction and Overview of Workshop
Richard Harrell, MS Department of Environmental Quality
Mary Jean Gates, ESCOM
9:15-9:40 Energy Efficiency Best Practices Case Study – The Cooper Tire Company
Cooper will share how they have reduced energy usage at their Tupelo facility utilizing a team effort, audit services through the Department of Energy “Save Energy Now Program,” and networking with the SE Energy Alliance.
John Swartzendruber, Franklin Schrum & Albert McShan Cooper Tire
9:40-10:05 Green Supplier Network – Waste Reduction Activities at ABB/Kuhlman
The Green Suppliers Network Review combines lean manufacturing and pollution prevention techniques to target and eliminate the root causes of waste. This case study will review the economic and environmental benefits realized from a Lean & Clean Review at the Crystal Springs facility.
Phillip James, ABB Kuhlman
10:05-10:30 Best Practices – A Tighter Building Envelope
LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, improves building performance metrics in such areas as energy use, water efficiency, improved indoor air quality, and reduced solid waste. Energy improvement opportunities for building envelopes will be reviewed.
Jeff Seabold & Patrik Lazzari, MS Chapter of US Green Building Council
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:10 Best Practices – Technologies for Monitoring and Controlling Energy Use
You cannot manage what you do not measure. Learn about best available technologies to effectively monitor and manage energy consumption and costs for a successful energy management program.
Chad Moore, Engineering Resource Group
11:10-11:25 Funding Opportunities for Energy Efficiency and Environmental Projects
MS Development Authority Panel Discussion – Terrence Spears, Chuck Mobley & Betty Norman
11:25-11:40 Audit Opportunities with SECIEIR (Southeastern Center for Industrial Energy Intensity Reduction)
The Southeastern Center for Industrial Energy Intensity Reduction provides resources to reduce energy consumption. Hear an overview of services provided, including no-cost energy assessments, technical assistance and training.
Chad Wheeley Mississippi State University
11:40-12:05 EPA’s E3 Program
Learn about the joint initiative of EPA, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Energy, and Small Business Administration to promote local public-private partnerships to coordinate federal resources to assist manufacturers in becoming more efficient, competitive, and sustainable.
Pam Swingle, EPA Region 4
12:05-12:15 Final Questions/Workshop Wrap-up
12:15-1:30 Awards Luncheon Honoring 2011 enHance Members
Trudy Fisher, Executive Director, MS Department of Environmental Quality
Robbie Wilbur, Communications Director, MS Department of Environmental Quality