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Learn More About Lean and Green

Through the Lean and Green program, the Washington State Department of Ecology and Impact Washington have partnered to provide Lean consulting assistance to help companies become more efficient and competitive while reducing their environmental impact. Lean and Green is staffed by Ecology’s Technical Resources for Engineering Efficiency (TREE) team, a group of scientists and engineers with expertise in industrial processes and pollution prevention. Below, you will find more information about our Lean and Green partners, as well as general information.

Lean and Green Project Partners


Impact Washington
Impact Washington is Washington State’s Manufacturing Extension Partner, a not-for-profit organization that offers, among other solutions, Lean manufacturing services.

WSU Extension Energy Program Industrial Efficiency
The WSU Energy Program’s Industrial Services team helps manufacturers adopt efficient technologies, productivity improvements and best practices by integrating and customizing products and services. WSU’s engineering team provides technical assistance, assessments, training and project planning to clients in Washington state, across the country and around the world.

Ross & Associates Environmental Consulting, Ltd.
Ross & Associates has provided Lean and environmental strategic and analytic support to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Lean and Environment Initiative for several years, now provides the same support to the Lean and Green program.

Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
PPRC in Seattle is a non-profit organization offering pollution prevention and waste minimization services to agencies and businesses. PPRC provides strategic and administrative support to the Lean & Green program.

General Lean and the Environment Information


EPA’s Lean Manufacturing and the Environment
While Lean manufacturing streamlines businesses and saves them money, many of these money-saving techniques also have environmental benefits. This website provides case studies, fact sheets and tools containing techniques for integrating environmental considerations into Lean initiatives and methods.

P2Rx Lean and Environment (and E3) Topic Hub™, a guide to basic information with links to additional on-line resources
From the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange—a primer on Lean, offering a quick guide to pollution prevention (P2) information relating to Lean manufacturing and E3.

Other Lean and the Environment Organizations


E3: Economy – Energy – Environment E3 is a technical assistance framework helping communities, manufacturers, and manufacturing supply chains adapt and thrive in today's green economy. Together, E3 and E3's Green Suppliers Network are strengthening manufacturing in the United States.