DEVENS ECO-EFFICIENCY CENTER
Helping area businesses and organizations reduce their environmental impacts and operating costs through education, collaboration and technical assistance.
EcoStar Membership Has its Privileges!
Devens Eco-Efficiency Center
33 Andrews Parkway
Devens, Massachusetts, USA 01434
Phone: 978.772.8831 x3304 Fax: 978.772.1529
The Devens Eco-Efficiency Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, established in 2007. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
EcoStar provides members with multiple benefits and access to valuable resources. Membership definitely does have its privileges! Member organizations receive the following:
Training: EcoStar members receive free enrollment in Devens Eco-Efficiency Center workshops and roundtables. These two-hour sessions are facilitated by an expert in the field of the topic and provide participants with an opportunity to learn about and exchange best practices.
Educational Materials: Members receive a copy of the comprehensive EcoStar Action Guide (see below for more details) as well as access to our evolving library of reference materials that address a wide spectrum of topics. Members will also receive a free subscription to EcoStar’s newsletter, The Standard.
Technical Support: Member organizations can receive two hours of dedicated technical assistance each month to help them achieve their environmental goals. Support can be in the area of research, program development, employee education, performance evaluation, etc.
Networking: EcoStar and the Devens Eco-Efficiency Center activities provide participants with valuable opportunities to strengthen their communication network, establish business linkages, and build mentoring relationships with other like-minded individuals and entities.
EcoStar Exchange: Members receive a login to the online Exchange tool that can be used to find new purposes for reusable materials and items and to facilitate joint purchasing of environmentally preferable products or training services.
Cost Savings: Members are lower their operational costs by implementing the best practices presented at workshops and described in the Action Guide, taking advantages of products, materials, and services posted on the EcoStar Exchange, and by partnering with other members to achieve mutual goals. Making more efficient use of resources not only saves the member money, but it can also lowers operational, environmental and health risks.
EcoStar Participant Recognition: Organizations that regularly attend workshops and roundtables and are actively working on incorporated EcoStar Standards into their daily activities are encouraged to inform their employees, suppliers, and customers that they are EcoStar Participants to communicate their commitment to being responsible stewards and to stand out in the marketplace.
EcoStar Achiever Status: Members who adopt 15 of the Standards receive the ability to use the use EcoStar Achiever logo in their publicity and marketing materials. This designation will provide the organization with a unique competitive branding advantage. Achievers also receive an award plaque and various forms of public recognition.
EcoStar Action Guide:
Members receive a copy of the EcoStar Action Guide – a comprehensive manual that explains the program’s purpose and reviews 25 performance Standards that leaders can consider incorporating into their daily routines. For each Standard, the Guide provides a description of:
· Purpose and Benefits
· How to Achieve the Standard
· What Other Companies are Doing
· Useful Reference Resources
· How to Document Achievements
This format provides step by step guidance to adopting more eco-efficient practices. For more information on the guide or program benefits, click on the Action Guide cover or contact us or become a member and we’ll give you a free copy! See Program Overview for addition information on EcoStar.
As EcoStar and the Devens Eco-Efficiency Center grows, so do the membership benefits!