The Devens Eco-Efficiency Center provides educational forums, technical assistance, networking venues, and partnership opportunities to help firms protect resources. The nonprofit has been helping industrial, commercial, and service entities improve the sustainability of their operations since 2008 and has earned local, state, regional, and federal awards for their ability to deliver economic and ecological gains.
Our goals are to provide programs and services that enable facilities to operate more sustainably, enhance the competitive advantage of local industries that become more responsible stewards, contribute to the economic growth of the region’s manufacturing and industrial sectors, and strengthen the ability of local service providers to deliver valued programs.
The Great Exchange preserves the value of materials and delivers savings from avoided disposal and purchasing costs by facilitating the reuse of unneeded items. Over 600 types of new and like new operating supplies, furniture and fixture items are currently available to schools, libraries, municipal departments, nonprofits, and small businesses. Donations are always welcome.
Our educational forums keep business leaders informed of operational practices and technologies that will improve efficiencies and reduce costs. A Walk Through Review can help the management team understand and prioritize opportunities. Technical assistance is provided to evaluate and implement sustainability measures, such as waste reduction and energy efficiency. Additionally, tours are arranged to provide opportunities to learn about new technologies and manufacturing processes. Community Initiatives provide unique opportunities for establishments to collaborate on activities that benefit local communities and groups in need. These programs have been paused due to COVID 19 and will be restarted in the near future.
Establishments interested in integrating more sustainable practices into their daily operations are welcome and encouraged to learn more about the Center’s services. Become a member to maximize the benefits or just check us out at an upcoming event.