DEVENS ECO-EFFICIENCY CENTER

Helping area businesses and organizations reduce their environmental impacts and operating costs through education, collaboration and technical assistance.

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33 Andrews Parkway, Devens, Massachusetts, USA  978.772.8831 x3304

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We Still have a few office chairs left —BUT HURRY, THEY ARE GOING FAST!! - Special deal for EcoStar members only.  Join now to save!!!

 

Turn your trash into treasure! The Great Exchange is a forum to divert unwanted items and materials from the landfill to reusable opportunities. See what else is currently availableItems added regularly!! One facility's trash is another's treasure - save money from avoided disposal or purchasing costs.

 

In 2014, nearly 75,000 pounds of materials were repurposed through The Great Exchange, a program hosted by the Center. Unneeded office supplies, items for arts and crafts, pallets, plywood, packing materials, and hotel mattresses were repurposed, saving over $18,300 in avoided purchase and disposal costs for 42 participantsSee a full list of materials and participants here.

 

Follow this link for more information on the exchange or contact us directly to evaluate options for your company’s waste streams, outdated inventories, idle equipment, unwanted furniture, etc.

Waiteco Machine gets new chairs for their conference room!

How Can the Devens Eco-Efficiency Center Help You?

Want to make your business more environmentally friendly and reduce expenses? Do you have an idea for a sustainability topic for future workshop training sessions or roundtables? Do you have a routine waste stream that has reuse potential for another organization? Contact

Dona Neely, Director of the Devens Eco-Efficiency Center, to talk about what the Devens Eco-Efficiency Center can do for your business.

 

Also check out our Services page.  If you don't see a sustainability service that meets your needs, contact us.  Our wide network of technical, governmental and educational organization contacts allows us to expand our services and help you partner with the right organizations.

Want to decrease monthly energy bills?

EcoStar offers services that can help!

 

Þ Employee Outreach and Education

- Achieve savings by powering down the office

Þ Benchmark Building's Energy Use

- Establish a baseline to track and measure progress

Þ Professional Facility Energy Audit

- Assess boilers, furnaces, compressors, lighting, more

 

Service are free for Devens businesses and EcoStar members.  Learn more about these services.

Page Last Updated: April 29, 2015

Training Opportunities for your Business:

 

Lean Manufacturing Training:

The Devens Eco-Efficiency Center is partnering with MassMEP (Manufacturing Extension Partnership) to deliver a Regional Training Capacity Pilot Program. This initiative will provide hands-on full-day workshops to area small and medium size manufacturers FREE of charge. Trainings will focus on process improvement activities, including lean processes, quality assurance and ISO. The goal is to help facilities achieve the benefits of reduced waste and costs that result from systemic continuous improvement.

Contact the Center (978-772-8831 x3304) if your firm would like to be considered for the first round of offerings.  Additional details will be shared soon.

Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Roundtable:

 

Upcoming EH&S Roundtables:

Devens Updates

Friday, May 29, 2015

8:00am-9:30am

Devens Eco-Efficiency Center Office, 33Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA

 

This month's Roundtable will highlight current and upcoming development projects in Devens. Guest speakers will include representatives of the Devens Enterprise Commission, MassDevelopment Engineering and MassDev’s new Senior Vice President Devens, Thatcher Kezer. Topics to be covered include firms coming to town, new housing development, updated permitting regulations, planned Jackson Road and Route 2 Bridge construction, and more! Register now.

 

Free for Members.  Not a member?  Call 978-772-8831 x3304 and sign up today. Registration for non-EcoStar members is $15; coffee and pastry served.

 

Save the Date: The next EH&S Roundtable will be held on June 26, 2015.  This will be an open forum before the summer break.  Register now

Smart Collaboration:

Does your business have a specific need for products, training, services or something specific?  Connect with us and link into our local network of businesses and organizations that are joining forces to save

money, operate more efficiently, and reduce their overall carbon footprint.  The Center is teaming up with local businesses to support their various needs.

 

A new                          has been created to make it easy for local employees with environmental, health and/or safety responsibilities to exchange info with peers. Contact us to learn how you and your company can benefit from this network and EcoStar membership.

2014 Annual Report Now On-Line

2014 was another banner year for the Devens Eco-Efficiency Center.  Check out the highlights of the Center's activities and accomplishments in 2014 and how they benefited area businesses, organizations, and environmental resources. Download the full report.

Devens Employees Can Go Car Free For A Day!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Wish you didn’t have to drive to work?  Live near a train stop on the Fitchburg line?  To promote the addition of an earlier train that arrives in Littleton at 8:37am we are hosting a Car Free event on Friday, May 15th.

 

Here’s how it will work: Take the first train to Littleton; a commuter van will be waiting at the station to take commuters to Devens OR riders can join an escorted bike convoy for an enjoyable 30-minute bike ride to Devens. Both groups will be rewarded with free breakfast snacks! The van pool and bike team will reverse the transfer for the 5:20p departing train. This is a pilot service that may be expanded in the future if there is sufficient service.  For additional details or to RSVP, contact donaneely@ecostardevens.com. This event is co-hosted by:

 

 

 

 

On April 17, representatives from over 20 area businesses, non-profits, schools and municipalities found new uses for an estimated 3,000 pounds of materials that otherwise would have been treated as waste for landfill. Participants reduced their operating costs by repurposing a wide variety of treasures, including office furniture and supplies, packing materials and various arts/crafts items. Thanks for all that contributed to the event's success!

A Great Success!