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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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!

 

Ž Employee Outreach and Education

- Achieve savings by powering down the office

Ž Benchmark Building's Energy Use

- Establish a baseline to track and measure progress

Ž 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: June 11, 2015

Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Roundtable:

Open Forum

Friday, June 26, 2015

8:00am-9:30am

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

 

This month's Roundtable will provide an opportunity for attendees to network, share updates on current projects, discuss challenges, and identify topics of priority for future meetings. The Roundtable will take a summer break July - August. 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 breakfast treats served.

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.

 

 

 

 

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!

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.

NEW in:

 

There's lots of clean, like new FREE packing materials available! If your facility buys these supplies to protect shipments, here is a great cost savings opportunity. There are large bags of foam wheels (2" thick, 24" diam), bubble envelopes (7"x10"), foam sheets (24"x36"), and peanuts (bio-degradable). First come, first serve!

 

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.

Response Microwave and Waiteco Machine benefited from foam wheels made available by Bristol-Myers Squibb.