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 óBUT 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 available.† Items 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 participants.† See 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link for more information on the exchange or contact us directly to evaluate options for your companyís waste streams, outdated inventories, idle equipment, unwanted furniture, etc.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!

 

ř Employee Outreach and Education

- Achieve savings by powering down the office

ř Benchmark Building's Energy Use

- Establish a baseline to track and measure progress

ř 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: January 26, 2015

Educational Topics for 2015 Roundtables:

Friday, January 30, 2015

8:00am-9:30am

Devens Eco-Efficiency Center Office

33Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA

We are planning the Devens Eco-Efficiency Centerís educational roundtable topics of focus for 2015 and welcome your ideas! Learning sessions currently being planned are OSHA General Industry News/Updates, Fire Codes Review, Stress and Violence in the Workplace, and a Compliance University on environmental regulations.† Have a specific topic of interest you or your employees would like to learn more about?† Register now! If you canít make the meeting, please e-mail us your facility training requirements.

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.

 

Safety Training Collaborative:

Fourteen area facilities are pursuing opportunities to partner to secure safety training for their employees in a more cost effective and efficient manner. Topics of focus currently include: fire extinguisher use, CPR/AED, NFPA 70E/ARC Flash/PPE, Employee Safety Training, and OSHA 10 Hour Training.†

Contact the Center (978-772-8831 x3304) if your company is interested in joining this smart initiative.

Environmental Health & Safety Roundtable:

OSHA Update!

Friday, February 27, 2015

8:00am-9:30am

Devens Eco-Efficiency Center Office

33Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA

Dale Varney, Compliance Assistance Specialist, will review the department's activities, new OSHA reporting requirements, how OSHA selects worksites to inspect, local emphasis programs (LEPís) and national emphasis programs (NEPís) 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.

 Heidi from Bemis is looking for a trainer that can teach strategies to notice drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace.

 Gail from Johnson Matthey is looking for a vendor that inspects and maintains foam fire suppression systems.

Please contact the individuals listed if you can help with any of these requests.