Business Sustainability Initiatives
Learn from Your Peers
Do you want to green your business but don't know where to begin? Find out what others are doing to be more sustainable, attract customers and save money. These case studies and articles about CT businesses, institutions and state and local government will give you information about how to be more energy efficient, reduce waste, increase recycling and much more. Follow their lead to meet your sustainability goals.
Sustainability Initiative Description
|NEW! Water's Edge Resort and Spa, Westbrook Case Study||Uses alternative wastewater treatment systems to recycle water, saving thousands of gallons of water per year and reduces discharge to leaching fields.|
|NEW! Lake of Isles Golf Course, North Stonington Case Study||Uses reclaimed water for irrigation, reducing the amount of fresh water needed and reducing the loading rate to the infiltration beds.|
|CNC Software, Tolland||
Uses a geothermal system for heating and cooling; generates power with solar PV. More
|Connecticut Spring & Stamping Corp., Farmington|
|Curtis Packaging, Sandy Hook||
Produces custom folding cartons from sustainably managed forests; printing process allows cartons to be recycled. More
|Eastern Bag and Paper, Milford||
Reduced their carbon footprint by reducing fuel and electricity; recycle stretch wrap, pallets and cardboard; produce environmental preferable products. More
|ESPN, Inc., Bristol||
Created an environmentally-friendly workplace through waste reduction and recycling; LEED Silver buildings. More
"ESPN Has Its Team in the Green Game", P2 View, Fall 2011.
|Executive Autobody, Wallingford||
Reduced hazardous waste and increased productivity by using water based paints. More
|Geremia Greenhouses, Wallingford||
Uses flooding floors and a drip irrigation system to conserve and reuse water.
"How This Greenhouse Grows", P2 View, Spring 2011.
Creates pocketbooks, bags and totes from billboards and vinyl restaurant seating. More
|ING, Windsor||Prevents, manages and reduces the environmental impact of their operations by implementing many sustainability initiatives. More|
|JN Phillips Auto Glass, CT locations||
Windshield glass recycling program
"Windshield Company Cracks a Tough Recycling Problem", P2 View, Winter 2011.
Sustainability projects in Stamford, New Haven and Bridgeport
"Connecticut Cities Use the 'S' Word", P2 View, Winter 2011.
|Okay Industries, New Britain||
Replaced a spray process with dip coating. More
The Orchards at Southington,
Assisted Living Community
Reduced waste and cleaning chemical use, conserves water, made energy improvements, composts, formed green team. "Caring For the Environment Never Gets Old", P2 View, Winter 2012.
|Pitney Bowes, Stamford||
Created a product take-back program, an energy management team, a Design for Environmental Quality program, and Environmental Management System (EMS). More
|Perk On Main, Durham and Guilford||
Small business strives to be waste-free, buys clean energy.
"Durham Eatery Has a Menu For Success", P2 View, Spring 2012.
|Phoenix Press, New Haven||
Phoenix Press is the only printer in the country
using on-site wind power for its operation.
"Gus(t) Uses Wind to Print", P2 View, Fall 2010.
|Rockville Bank, South Windsor||
Construction of CT's first bank branch using green technology inside and out; reduce paper use. More
|Saybrook Point Inn, Marina and Spa, Saybrook|
|Schick Company, Milford||Eliminated the use of conditioning chemicals in their cooling towers by installing electrically powered water conditioning units. More|
|The Siemon Company, Watertown||
Carbon negativity, Zero to Landfill, solar energy, Environmental Management System (EMS). More
"Environmental Stewardship at the Siemon Corporation", P2 View, Summer 2010.
|Sikorsky Helicopters, Stratford||VOC Free Paint for Sikorsky Helicopters|
|Specialty Printing, East Windsor||Zero to Landfill, LEAN. More|
|St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport||
Eliminated plastic water bottles on their Bridgeport campus.
"St. Vincent's Medical Center Goes With the Flow", P2 View, Winter 2010.
|State of Connecticut||
Used pervious concrete and porous asphalt pavement, rain gardens, green roof project at the State Capitol.
"It's Raining, It's Pouring, But Where Is It Going?", P2 View, Winter 2011.
DEEP's Green Team shares information about what we are doing to green offices at 79 Elm at the "Going Green Makes Sense" event.
CCSU ranked as one of the nations's top green colleges by Princeton Review "CCSU Leads Sustainability Efforts", P2 View, Spring 2012
|U.S. Postal Service, Hartford||Eliminated hazardous chemicals in their parts cleaning system. More|
|United Technologies, Hartford||
Increased energy efficiency, reduced water use and process chemical air emissions. More
|Xerox Corporation, Windsor||Reduced printing related waste with their proprietary process; offer customer recycling programs; partner with environmental organizations. More|
- Learn what other CT business are doing about climate change.
- US DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office - A variety of Connecticut case studies
Disclaimer: The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) maintains the content on this web page to enhance public access to information and facilitate understanding of environmental issues. The CT DEEP is not recommending these companies or products over any others and recognizes these represent only a partial listing of resources on this subject.
Content Last Updated October 2015