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Lean Green and Energy

New Hampshire MEP’s Energy and Environmental Program targets and eliminates the root causes of energy related waste at all levels of the organization and is a key element to becoming a Next Generation Manufacturer.

To assist manufacturers with their energy consumption journey, New Hampshire MEP has developed an Energy and Environmental Program that utilizes and applies a series of tools:

  • The Energy & Environmental Assessment identifies potential energy saving opportunities that you might not know exist.
  • The Energy & Environmental Roadmap, using standard Lean principles such as Value Stream Mapping, with an energy overlay, and Kaizen events to further evaluate and address current state energy usage and waste.
  • An Energy and Environmental Action Plan that provides management with a sustainable approach to reduce energy consumption and improve operational throughput.

Unlike conventional facility or engineered methods of reducing energy related waste, New Hampshire MEP’s Energy and Environmental Program identifies and improves the manufacturing process therefore reducing and sometimes eliminating the need for the energy that supports those processes. By reducing the need, a reduction of energy consumption is NOW maximized.

Benefits of New Hampshire MEP’s Energy and Environmental Program

The New Hampshire MEP Energy and Environmental Program identifies and outlines:

  • Reduced energy consumption as well as environmental and toxic wastes
  • Ways to becoming a Green Company through recycling
  • Energy used per unit
  • Better usage of water, air, and other environmentally sustainable materials
  • Reduction of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in process and product and
  • A step for manufacturing companies to become PA50 compliant and a Next Generation Manufacturer

Benefits of Coordinating Lean and Energy Management

Reduce operating costs Improve employee morale
Reduce vulnerability to energy and fuel price increases Improve environmental quality
Meet customer expectations Reduce green house gas emissions
Enhance productivity thresholds Remain below air permitting emissions
Improve safety Increase overall profits

“Based on $40K of identified energy savings in the 33KSF pilot facility, we project more than $2M of energy savings opportunities exist within the Company footprint.”

BAE Systems, NH
Results of an Energy Assessment

For more information, please contact Jill Duddy at jilliand@nhmep.org.

About NH MEP

New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership
172 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH  03301

Phone: 603-226-3200

The New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, disability, age, political affiliation or belief. This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of all educational and training programs and activities. It also encompasses the employment of personnel and contracting for goods and services.

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Press Releases

No-Cost MEP Service Finds Domestic Suppliers and New Business Opportunities for Manufacturers

Manufacturers know that searching for domestic materials and products can at times be challenging and expensive. With the COVID-19 pandemic, it has only become increasingly difficult. As part of the CARES Act, NH MEP is offering a Supplier Scouting and Matching program to manufacturers to address supply chain disruption. This free service encourages a more competitive US supplier market and proactively finds business for manufacturers.

Far-UV Sterilray™ President says Demand is High in Pandemic

SOMERSWORTH — John Neister, president of Far-UV Sterilray, recalls that five years ago he and his team predicted the disinfection company’s products would be in high demand at the onset of the next pandemic. “But we never dreamed it would be something like this,” he said.

Executive Order on Ensuring the Future Is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers

The White House announced on January 25, 2021 a pending Executive Order (EO) called Executive Order on Ensuring the Future is Made in All of America by All American Workers (link at the bottom). According to the announcement, the EO establishes a substantial role for the MEP National Network in the new administration’s plans to bolster American manufacturing. The EO establishes a priority at the highest levels to use federal purchasing power to support American manufacturers of all types and sizes, across the country.

The Rubber Group Integrates Production Process with Value Stream Mapping

Rochester – The Rubber Group is a customer focused custom injection, transfer, and compression molder of engineered mechanical rubber components like precision seals, vibration isolators, bellows and specialized over-molded components for a wide variety of industries. Last April, as the COVID-19 pandemic hit, they had workforce losses and a 20% reduction of sales revenue from the Oil, Gas and Aerospace industries who were experiencing product slow-downs from their own clients…

WS Dennison Cabinets Sees Host of Improvements since Implementing 5S Program

Pembroke, NH – WS Dennison Cabinets has been creating custom cabinets for residential and commercial industries throughout New Hampshire and New England since 1986. When COVID-19 hit last spring, like so many other manufacturers across the country, Dennison was affected and lost some of their workforce. Looking to make production improvements, the company attended an NHMEP workshop that introduces the basics of a 5S Program, a lean tool which improves organization in a production environment.

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