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link for more information on the exchange or contact us directly to evaluate options for your company’s waste streams, outdated inventories, idle equipment, unwanted furniture, etc.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

 

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: March 20, 2015

 

 

 

 

Friday, April 17, 2015

1:00PM to 4:00PM

Devens Common Conference Center

31 Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA

It’s back!  Plan to attend the next Great Exchange event at the Devens Common Conference Center. 

Got stuff in your facility that is not needed but has reuse potential? Interested in benefiting from materials from other facilities? Plan to join us at our annual Great Exchange event to find treasures, save disposal/purchasing costs and network with neighboring facilities! Contact us if you have items or materials that could be re-purposed and see what's currently available so far.

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:

Fire Safety Code Review

Friday, March 27, 2015

8:00am-9:30am

Devens Eco-Efficiency Center Office

33Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA

Learn about the recent revisions to the Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Safety Code (527 CMR 1.00) and what actions should be taken in your facility. New requirements pertain to fire alarms, suppression systems, and hazardous waste management.  We will also hear about the activities of the Dept. of Fire Services and services provided by the Devens Fire Department.

Register now

 

Save the Date for the next EH&S Roundtable:

April 24 – MA DEP Air and Waste Regulations—Register now or click here for more details.

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.