Business Council and Pollution Prevention Institute at RIT to collaborate

The Business Council and Pollution Prevention Institute also know as P2I, will be joining forces in the coming months to bring greater exposure to the unique pollution prevention service programs the institute has to offer the business community in New York.

P2I is a statewide research and technology transfer organization funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Headquartered at the Rochester Institute of Technology, P2I’s mission is to provide a comprehensive research, technology development and education and training program aimed at creating a more sustainable state for workers, the environment and the economy.

“The partnership with The Business Council will allow us to further promote our programs in sustainable design, green chemistry and lean, energy and environment” notes Institute director Anahita Williamson. “Through this we can ultimately help additional businesses and industries become greener and more economically competitive in New York State.”
In an attempt to bring business and education leaders together, in the coming months The Business Council will co-host an event at RIT. The focus will be centered on providing small and mid sized companies with information about how to be green and save money or improve profits at the same time.

P2I stresses the need to incorporate green into everyday business practices. The project looks for ways of improving business’ productivity and reducing business’ carbon footprint. The NYS Pollution Prevention Institute promotes cost effective methods to conserve energy, reduce wastes and improve performance. NYS P2I makes businesses more competitive by enabling them to be more efficient.

The Department of Environmental Conservation is investing in New York State’s economy through its partnership with the Rochester Institute of Technology.

RIT, with a host of statewide partners, offers unparalleled capabilities in the fields of remanufacturing, polymer processing, toxic reduction, resource conservation, environmental engineering, biofuels testing, environmental management systems, and green chemistry.

RIT’s partners include Business Council members, Clarkson University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the University of Buffalo and the 10 statewide Research, Technology & Development Centers.

The university partners offer a wide variety of technical expertise and facilities. The RTDCs have a large base of business contacts and currently offer their clients a variety of services focused on improved efficiency.

For more information about P2I visit www.dec.ny.gov.