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WMG Earns Green Circle Award From Connecticut Energy Department

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Windsor Marketing Group (WMG), a Suffield, Connecticut-based in-store marketing company, has been recognized by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) as a 2016 Green Circle Award recipient for sustainability.

The Green Circle Sustainability Award recognizes businesses that take a coordinated and holistic approach to reducing their environmental impact and resource demands of their operations and activities in Connecticut.

In 2016, WMG finished construction of its state-of-the-art headquarters in Suffield. In addition to operating an energy efficient facility, WMG’s sustainability practices are part of day-to-day operations. This includes a process called, “ganging” printing jobs together so that waste at all levels is reduced, utilizing a centrifuge to remove solvents from cleaning rags so that they can be reused, and neutralizing the PH content of formally volatile liquids so that can be recycled.

In addition, WMG is in the process of developing a fuel cell that can recapture and reuse the heat it generates to power itself. This new technology will be operational in the near future. In the meantime the new facility is equipped with special generators that allow WMG to participate in a state program where it can be called upon by officials to reduce their electricity consumption on peak electricity usage days.

WMG says it has a long tradition of environmental stewardship that includes recycling 100 percent of waste paper, the utilization of soy-based inks and UV ink-printing technology, as well as the installation of a T5 lighting system with occupancy sensors throughout the building and energy efficient LED lighting in the parking lot.

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Mike Berger

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