The 3-stage VTEC D15B is also known as the D15Z7 in other markets. Poland for instance, which is the only service manual I've found on the net that covers that engine.
The high performance cam only covers 6k to redline, which is just a blip unless you're in 3rd or 4th gears. It's really engineered for the CVT that it was paired with - floor it and the engine revs up to 7k and howls away there while the CVT winds out the gear ratio to keep the RPM steady while accelerating.
Center of your first pic is the VTEC solenoid. Since there's one metal can, it's a 2-stage engine. Either VTEC or VTEC-E. Center of your second pic is the thermostat housing, with the radiator fan switch sticking off the bottom left. Along the top of your pic, you have the edge of the throttle body on the extreme left, EGR valve on the middle-left (the rusty iron part), VTEC solenoid and spool valve on the middle right, and distributor on the far right.
FYI, the VTEC solenoid and spool valve are two parts doing one job - turning oil pressure on and off for the VTEC mechanism. The solenoid applies oil pressure to one end of the spool, which slides up or down to uncover or block larger ports that feed the VTEC mechanism. In more general engineering terms, this is known as a piloted valve.
The EGR valve practically guarantees that it's a VTEC-E engine, though there may have been some California-emissions vehicles that had one? If you REALLY wanted to be sure, you could remove the valve cover and look at the intake valves. The engine will have come to a stop with one of the cylinders on its intake stroke, so the intake valves should be open (pressed down by the rockers). On a VTEC-E engine, only one valve on that cylinder will be pressed.