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

Energy Efficiency and Conservation

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Power Down = Profits Up!

The Devens Eco-Efficiency Center offers a suite of services designed to help businesses decrease their energy consumption and save money:


Employee Outreach and Education

Engaging employees in conservation practices is the easiest and quickest way to start decreasing monthly utility expenses. We’ve developed a Power Down Guide full of operations and maintenance tips for employees and building managers that can help reduce your energy use and save you money.  We can also help you quantify the potential savings to be achieved from powering down using a brief survey on current practices and some quick measurements with a Kill-a-Watt meter. Start developing a conservation campaign now so your company can start saving tomorrow.


Phantom load cost saving calculation tool

With some quick assessments using a survey form and a Kill-a-Watt analysis of phantom energy draw, you can compile a spreadsheet that highlights savings that can be attained simply by promoting power down practices.

View a sample spreadsheet


Building energy consumption benchmarking

With a year’s worth of electric and natural gas invoices we can establish a building profile in Energy Star’s Portfolio Manager and create reports that highlight potential savings that can be achieved with energy conservation and efficiency investments, based on usage patterns of other buildings similar in size, age, location, and activity. It will also establish a baseline that can be used to track energy savings achieved as improvements are made.



Our new partnership with the Industrial Assessment Center (UMass Amherst) enables us to provide a professional audit service to manufacturing companies that incur more than $100,000 in annual energy costs that identifies efficiency opportunities that have a payback period of two years or less. This review includes boiler and furnace efficiency, air conditioning, building heating loads, air compressors, lighting, motor drives, and more.


Devens Historic District Energy Audit Results and Efficiency Tips:

Devens Utilities conducted energy audits including infrared scans in the colonial and bungalow residences and identified areas where outdoor air seeps into the house.  Follow this link for more details and tips on how you can save energy in your historic home.



Power-Down Case Study

Follow this link to learn about how Eglomise Designs become a Zero-Waste company at Devens with the help of the Devens Eco-Efficiency Center.


Additional resources to assist you in powering down:



Here are 18 things you should be doing today to minimize your energy expense



Download and post these Trivia posters at your business to help engage co-workers in conservation practices.



Don't just save money for your company - save at home, too!  



Download this checklist for your own facility and share with your employees.  This link also contains a number of Energy Conservation resources for your use.


Campaigning for Conservation presentation

View the full Campaigning for Energy Conservation presentation and resources available to help your organization improve your bottom line, reduce operating costs, improve workplace comfort, and protect the environment.


Building Operations and Maintenance Best Practices

Energy Consultant Alan Mulak facilitated a comprehensive two-hour workshop for building managers and facility engineers.  The presentation included a review of money-saving practices, including reactive and preventative maintenance, building commissioning and tune-up, strategies for boilers, steam traps, chillers, air compressors, lighting and more.  View select slides from the presentation.  Attendees also received a list of recommended resources available on the internet.


Green Building, Energy Efficiency, Recycling, Reuse and Climate Change

Visit our Workshops Library to view information and resources from our past workshops.



From lighting and weather-sealing, to phantom loads and water conservation measures, this residential tips guide will give you some quick and easy ideas for bringing energy savings to your household.


For additional information on these or other services provided by the Center, contact Dona Neely at 978-772-8831 x3304 or

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