• Toxics Use Reduction Planner One-Day Continuing Education Conference

    The Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) in collaboration with the Office of Technical Assistance and Technology (OTA) and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and the Toxics Use Reduction Administrative Council presents a Toxics Use Reduction Planner One-Day Continuing Education Conference.
  • Toxics Use Reduction Act/Toxics Release Inventory & Reporting Workshops

    The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and Office of Technical Assistance and Technology (OTA) are partnering with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to hold four training sessions on 2009 TURA/TRI reporting requirements.
  • Saving Money Through Greening Hospitality

    June 9, 2009, Marlborough, Massachusetts
  • OTA Event Archives and Proceedings

    OTA regularly hosts or co-sponsors conferences and workshops on regulatory requirements, new and proven pollution prevention technologies for specific industry sectors, or technology transfer seminars/demonstration events, as a way to share a technology that would make a profound contribution for a specific industry or process. Last year OTA hosted or co-sponsored several workshops, conferences, or demonstration events. Key events included:
  • Energy Efficiency Success at Seaman Paper: A Cleaner Technologies Demonstration Site Event

    Seaman Paper Company and OTA hosted a demonstration site event at the company's Otter River facility in June, 2008. Seaman Paper made changes in facility operations that resulted in significant energy savings. The company reduced electricity consumption by millions of kilowatt hours and saved more than one million gallons of oil annually by installing steam system improvements, variable speed drives, efficient lighting, and a large wood-waste boiler. Currently Seaman is moving ahead with plans to install a backpressure steam turbine, which will cogenerate electricity from process steam.
  • Fundamentals of Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation: An Introductory Workshop for Facilities

    The Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance and Technology (OTA) hosted a series of workshops in April 2008 to help businesses learn more about energy efficiency and water conservation. The workshops included presentations from OTA staff, business leaders, consultants, and officials from water, gas, and electrical utilities. Copies of the presentations from OTA staff can be found on the OTA Energy Conservation page and the Water Conservation page. For assistance with either water conservation or energy efficiency, please contact OTA at (617) 626-1060.
  • Safe Development of Nanotechnology Conference

    OTA, with co-sponsorship from MassDEP, the Massachusetts Division of Occupational Safety, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the Environmental Business Council, hosted a conference in November 2007 on the growing nanotechnology industry in Massachusetts. The purpose of the conference was to begin a dialogue between government and those involved in nanotechnology on developing appropriate strategies for assessing and managing the risks associated with the manufacture, use and ultimate disposition of nano materials. The conference featured presentations by nationally-recognized experts on what is needed to address relevant environmental, health and safety issues. Speaker presentations are available for download.
  • Resource Conservation Planning-Day One: Applying TUR Methods to Resource Conservation Planning

    Events on January 26, in mid-to-late March, and April.
  • Resource Conservation Planning Day 2: Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation - March 23, 2010, Westborough, MA

    Resource Conservation Planning Day 2: Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation - March 23, 2010, Westborough, MA