Read the full story from the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute.
The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp. (BNYDC), the not-for-profit corporation that manages the 300-acre industrial park, is being recognized by the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) for a campus-wide solid waste and recycling program that has generated positive environmental and economic benefits for the Yard and its 330 tenants.
The industrial park that spans Brooklyn’s Flushing Avenue earned NYSP2I’s Advancement in Cleaner Production Award for creating an eco-industrial model that has made a significant environmental and economic impact in North Brooklyn. These include:
- Reducing waste-handling costs for tenants by an average of 27 percent
- Eliminating 1,600 tons of waste going to area landfills
- Reducing carting traffic by 90 percent resulting in a reduced carbon footprint
BNYDC received the award after successfully implementing the recommendations of the Industrial Technology Assistance Corp. (ITAC), which assessed and recommended an integrated strategy to address the industrial park’s growing waste-management challenges. ITAC guided the initial implementation of the pilot program and will continue to manage the expansion of the program throughout the Yard as well. ITAC, one of NYSP2I’s partner Regional Technology Development Centers, is a not-for-profit consulting and training organization dedicated to growing New York City manufacturing and technology companies. NYSP2I, which is managed and operated at Rochester Institute of Technology, presented the award to BNYDC during a ceremony at the Yard’s Building 3, the site of the pilot program.