The EcoStar program in Devens Massachusetts is a voluntary program with the goal of encouraging participating companies to be more environmentally friendly. The goal of this project was to further the compliance of Southern Container with the standards of the EcoStar program. In order to do this, an evaluation of energy usage by the facilityâ€™s boiler was conducted, along with an analysis of waste streams within Southern Container. Results outline a plan for reduction of fuel use and emissions, and increase in monetary savings through modification to the operation of the boiler. Also the waste stream analysis provides a solid starting point for another MQP group.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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