DEEP: 2000 Business/Industry GreenCircle Award Recipients

GreenCircle Award Recipients
2000 Business/Industry Related

Name Of Business

Category/Activity

Description Of Activity

Laidlaw Transit, Inc.
Monroe, CT
Documenting and implementing a facility-wide pollution prevention plan Laidlaw Transit, Inc. made a commitment to the City of Bridgeport to reduce idling of buses in their contract with the Board of Education. Sent a memo to all drivers to not idle in front of schools.
Shelton Circuits LLC
Shelton, CT
Implementing manufacturing process changes that eliminate or significantly reduce the quantity or toxicity of a facility's waste stream Sheldon Circuits LLC initiated a new process for making silk screens that requires no chemicals. Processed only in hot water, wastes can be treated and recycled.
Ken Owen
PACE

Canton, CT
Donating significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects sponsored by youth groups, community or conservation organizations Mr. Owen works at E. Owen Company and donated thousands of hours constructing a unique Connecticut website for people interested in energy efficiency, conservation and renewables - www.pace-cleanenergy.org
Pitney Bowes, Inc.
Stamford, CT
Joining and actively participating in DEP/EPA Climate Wise Program; documenting and implementing a facility-wide pollution prevention plan; implementing manufacturing process changes that eliminate or significantly reduce the quantity or toxicity of a facility's waste stream; executing an innovative purchasing program which promotes the procurement of recycled and environmentally preferable products; successfully implementing an innovative and unique recycling program and exceeding mandatory recycling requirements and goals; and donating significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects sponsored by youth groups, community or conservation organizations Ptiney Bowes joined and actively participates in the DEP/EPA Climate Wise Program. The company continues to strive for a zero discharge program. The company made a commitment to refrain from purchasing paper with "Old Growth Forest" component, while increasing the recycled content of purchased paper. They installed cogeneration equipment. The company established an Asset Recovery and Harvesting Program to recycle numerous components from company products. The program allows the company to recover the highest value possible from returned products through remanufacturing, reuse of parts and components and the recycling of materials. This helps keep used products out of landfills. The parts harvesting operation has virtually no new environmental burden, eliminates the need to remanufacture many older parts and reduces the cost and delivery time to the customer. Pitney Bowes is a strong supporter of the Sound Waters Environmental Learning Laboratory in Stamford.
New England Plasma
Putnam, CT
Executing changes which reduce annual energy or water consumption rates by more than 15% New England Plasma installed 9MK refrigerated heat exchanger with cooling capacity of 114,000 BTU's at 90 degrees F ambient temperature. This closed loop gun cooling water system decreased water consumption by 25%, with a potential reduction of up to 40%.
Sailer Environmental, Inc.
Madison, CT
Donating significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects sponsored by youth groups, community or conservation organizations Sailer donated 2 years of consulting services (approximately 100 hrs) to the Connecticut Marine Trades Association (CMTA) in connection with the CMTA/DEP alternative stormwater sampling programs at CMTA member marinas.
Risdon-AMS (Danbury)
Danbury, CT
Implementing manufacturing process changes that eliminate or significantly reduce the quantity or toxicity of a facility's waste stream Risdon replaced the use of water scrubbers for 2 primary lacquer operations with a dry membrane type filtration system. Water consumption was reduced by 14,400 gallons per day or 3,456,000 gallons annually. In combination with the reduction in water, nuisance level dry lacquer type particulate emissions were also eliminated. Previous wet scrubbers controlled particulate emissions to an 85% level of capture efficiency level. The total expenditure for the membrane system was approximately $60,000.00.
Diamond Cab
Bloomfield, CT
Converting or purchasing buses or other fleet vehicles which run on natural gas, electricity or other environmentally friendly alternative fuels Diamond Cab replaced one-half of its fleet with natural gas powered vehicles. The company is also active in in the Capital Clean Cities of CT program.
Yellow Cab Company
Bloomfield, CT
Converting or purchasing buses or other fleet vehicles which run on natural gas, electricity or other environmentally friendly alternative fuels Yellow Cab replaced an additional one-third of its fleet with natural gas powered vehicles. Mr. Marco continues to be active in the Capital Clean Cities of CT program. Mr. Marco has been instrumental in helping other companies convert to natural gas.
Hamilton Sundstrand
Windsor Locks, CT
Implementing fuel cell technology projects Hamilton Sundstrand installed a fuel cell made by International Fuel Cell's ONSI Corp. at the Windsor Locks site to provide reliable electrical power for critical applications in the Information Systems data center. The PC 25 fuel cell can provide up to 200 kilowatts of power, enough to supply electricity for nearly 150 homes.
VDO North America
Cheshire, CT
Successfully implementing an innovative and unique recycling program and exceeding mandatory recycling requirements and goals VDO meets annually to determine what they can add to their recycling efforts. Currently, the company recycles all material required under CT regulations including scrap metal, plastic, newspapers, corrugated cardboard, lead acid batteries and white office paper. VDO voluntarily recycles computer equipment, copier toner cartridges, pallets, skids, aluminum soda cans, oil/grease, boxes for screw machine rod stock, fluorescent light bulbs, scrap solder, scrap copper wire, telephones, screw machine oil, telephone books and returnable packaging.
The Siemon Company
Watertown, CT
Certifying to ISO 14001 The company was certified for ISO 14001. The company recycling program includes bottles, cans and aluminum recycling; ballasts; bulbs; all precious metals; all papers; cardboard; water soluable oils and more.
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Worldwide Beauty Care

Stamford, CT
Documenting and implementing a facility-wide pollution prevention plan; executing an innovative purchasing program which promotes the procurement of recycled and environmentally preferable products; and successfully implementing an innovative and unique recycling program and exceeding mandatory recycling requirements and goals Bristol-Myers is saving $80,000 per year in pallet costs and $65,000-130,000 savings on reduced handling and land fill charges by recycling pallets and over $200,000 by re-using corrugated containers. The company initiated a "Productivity for Investment" program with staff which generated over $500,000 in savings through employee ideas. The company also offers shuttle services from the local train station and subsidized commuter vans.
Pfizer, Inc.
Groton, CT
Implementing manufacturing process changes that eliminate or significantly reduce the quantity or toxicity of a facility's waste stream and executing changes which reduce annual energy or water consumption rates by more than 15% Pfizer installed equipment to allow greater use of steam condensate in the plant's boilers. Energy savings at the site totalled 11% of electrical purchases, 5% of water purchases, and reduced process wastewater flow by 7%.
Westinghouse Electric Company
Nuclear Automation Electro-Mechanics Operations
New Britain, CT
Certifying to ISO 14001 Westinghouse Electric Company received its ISO 14001 certification on December 17, 1999. The certification number is 00072
Doncasters New England Airfoil Products Division
Farmington, CT
Executing changes which reduce annual energy or water consumption rates by more than 15% Doncasters implemented 10 major electrical conservation measures as outlined on the CL&P Energy Efficiency Project. Conservation measure investments totalled $227,000.00, but reduced annual electrical usage by 16%. This qualified the company for a $105,000.00 CL&P rebate.
Glastonbury Citizen
Glastonbury, CT
Consistently using more than 40% recycled fiber content in newspaper and other newsprint publications The Glastonbury Citizen has consistently (at a minimum in 1997, 1998 and 1999) used at least 40% recycled newsprint fiber in the newspapers they publish or print.
Journal Inquirer
Manchester, CT
Consistently using more than 40% recycled fiber content in newspaper and other newsprint publications The Journal Inquirer has consistently (at a minimum in 1997, 1998 and 1999) used at least 40% recycled newsprint fiber in the newspapers they publish or print.
Litchfield County Times
New Milford, CT
Consistently using more than 40% recycled fiber content in newspaper and other newsprint publications The Litchfield County Times has consistently (at a minimum in 1997, 1998 and 1999) used at least 40% recycled newsprint fiber in the newspapers they publish or print.
Norwich Bulletin
Norwich, CT
Consistently using more than 40% recycled fiber content in newspaper and other newsprint publications The Norwich Bulletin has consistently (at a minimum in 1997, 1998 and 1999) used at least 40% recycled newsprint fiber in the newspapers they publish or print.
Post Publishing Company
Bridgeport, CT
Consistently using more than 40% recycled fiber content in newspaper and other newsprint publications The Post Publishing Company has consistently (at a minimum in 1997, 1998 and 1999) used at least 40% recycled newsprint fiber in the newspapers they publish or print.
Roy Publishing Company
Trumbull, CT
Consistently using more than 40% recycled fiber content in newspaper and other newsprint publications The Roy Publishing Company has consistently (at a minimum in 1997, 1998 and 1999) used at least 40% recycled newsprint fiber in the newspapers they publish or print.
Southern CT Newspapers, Inc., DBA
The Advocate & The Greenwich Time
Stamford, CT
Consistently using more than 40% recycled fiber content in newspaper and other newsprint publications Southern CT Newspapers, Inc has consistently (at a minimum in 1997, 1998 and 1999) used at least 40% recycled newsprint fiber in the newspapers they publish or print.
Record Journal Publishing Company
Meriden, CT
Consistently using more than 40% recycled fiber content in newspaper and other newsprint publications The Record Journal has consistently (at a minimum in 1997, 1998 and 1999) used at least 40% recycled newsprint fiber in the newspapers they publish or print.
The Preserve L.L.C.
Essex, CT
Improving public access to shore/waterfront/private lands/streams through voluntary projects; implementing a facility-wide integrated pest management program; and opening large tracts of private property for public recreation The Preserve is developing an environmentally conscious residential and golf community. Central to the development of this property is a commitment to a proposed and detailed integrated pest management program, significant public access, and an environmentally sensitive and integrated open space system for active public use.
Branson Ultrasonics Corp.
Danbury, CT
Improving public access to shore/waterfront/private lands/streams through voluntary projects; and implementing habitat enhancements for fish or wildlife on public or private property Branson Ultrasonics hosted the "Still River Alliance" for the City of Danbury, which is chartered to rebuild Still River fish habitat and develop walking and canoe trails. For the first time in 100 years the river is stocked with fish. Branson employees helped clear the flood plain, planted shrubs, and marked a Greenway Trail.
Charter Oak Federal Credit Union
Groton, CT
Adopting a vacant lot, park, community garden, stretch of highway or beach for a year The Credit Union adopted a highway - Meridian St., Groton - 5 years ago, and perform clean-up activities 6 times a year.
Microboard Processing, Inc.
Seymour, CT
Sponsoring a river, beach or neighborhood clean-up day Microboard Processing conducted its second annual Silvermine Industrial Park Clean-up Day on April 13, 2000. Microboard holds one clean-up in the spring and one in the fall. The company sends flyers to companies in the park, provides trash bags, plastic gloves and a truck.
Bayer Corporation - Pharmaceutical Division
West Haven, CT
Sponsoring a river, beach or neighborhood clean-up day Bayer sponsored 2 beach clean-ups at a West Haven Beach in 1999, one in spring and one in the fall.
Loriero Engineering Assoc.
Plainville, CT
Sponsoring a river, beach or neighborhood clean-up day Loriero Engineering sponsored clean-ups of Rocky Hill Ferry, Cromwell boat launch and Glastonbury Ferry.
Pratt & Whitney - Rocky Hill
Rocky Hill, CT
Sponsoring a river, beach or neighborhood clean-up day Pratt & Whitney Rocky Hill sponsored clean-ups of Rocky Hill Ferry, Cromwell boat launch and Glastonbury Ferry.
Pratt & Whitney East Hartford
East Hartford, CT
Sponsoring a river, beach or neighborhood clean-up day Pratt & Whitney East Hartford sponsored clean-ups of Rocky Hill Ferry, Cromwell boat launch, Glastonbury Ferry and Hockanum River Clean-up.
The Disney Store
Manchester, CT
Sponsoring a river, beach or neighborhood clean-up day The Disney Store sponsored clean-ups of Rocky Hill Ferry, Cromwell boat launch and Glastonbury Ferry.
Risdon-AMS (USA), Inc.
Naugatuck, CT
Implementing manufacturing process changes that eliminate or significantly reduce the quantity or toxicity of a facility's waste stream; and executing changes which reduce annual energy or water consumption rates by more than 15% Risdon purchased a $400,000 aqueous cleaning system thereby eliminating their use of Trichloroethane. Almost 100,000 pounds per year of air emissions were eliminated. Risdon purchased an evaporator that reduced wastewater volume by 60% , saving the company $21,000 per year. Rison purchased a special scrap centrifuge system to reclaim petroleum oils, saving 10,000 gallons per year and $30,000 worth of lubricating oil, and increasing aluminium scrap value by $25,000 per year. The company placed flow meters on aqueous cleaning machines. As a result, rinsewaters were decreased by 500,000 gallons per year (a 33% reduction).

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