Reducing Energy Through Behavior Change Requires Multi-Pronged Approach [ASQ]

This is an article I wrote that was published by the Energy and Environment Division of ASQ in Sept 2018 When evaluating energy reduction ideas within your organization, employee behavior changes are usually the most cost-effective solutions.  These require less approval from management, very little up-front investment, and can engage employees in ongoing improvements. However,

Tips to reduce energy at your company

We are in the middle of a Green Belt project, to reduce energy in our company. Our initial efforts to make significant reductions in energy were not funded (LED lighting upgrade), so we’re looking at other less costly ways to reduce energy. This is one reason why I like Six Sigma projects. Typically, people have ideas to
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EC 010: Interview on e6s Methods Podcast about Lean Six Sigma and the Environment

Summary For the next podcast, I wanted to play an interview I had with Aaron and Jacob. They run the e6s Methods podcast. We recorded one back in 2015, just a year ago. That was going over Lean Six Sigma and the Environment. It ended up being two different podcasts, so I’m going to combine them

EC 008: Using Go and See Events to Reduce Water, Energy and Landfill Costs

Summary For the 8th episode, I am posting the audio (and video of the slides) from a presentation I gave at the IISE Annual Conference last month. The video showing the presentation with slides is shown in the transcript, if you want to see the slides with the audio of my presentation. Email me if you would like

EC 007: Greening Your Lean Events

Summary For the 7th episode, I am posting an older (but popular) article on how to green your lean event. This episode gives tips and tricks to making your lean six sigma events and meetings more eco-friendly. We also include a link in the notes to download a free checklist of these suggestions. There is also a link

Lean makes our economy more responsible – the SunPower story [Planet Lean]

SunPower is a vertically integrated solar company that designs and manufactures solar cells and panels for residential roofs, commercial buildings and wholesale power plants. They share how they merge the circular economy with lean principles to help reduce their impact on the environment. With a strong semiconductor background, they already had a strong foundation for