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EPA awards UTC with an Environmental Merit Award for its New England businesses

UTC Aerospace Systems employees (left to right): Seun Olaosebikan; Emily Pysh; Steve Peterson; Deborah Szaro; Deputy Regional Administrator EPA New England (back row, left of center); Curt Spalding, regional administrator EPA New England (back row, right of center); Rick Papapietro and Elda Dhandili, pose with Lisa Szewczul, center, to accept the Environmental Merit Award.
UTC Aerospace Systems employees (left to right): Seun Olaosebikan; Emily Pysh; Steve Peterson; Deborah Szaro; Deputy Regional Administrator EPA New England (back row, left of center); Curt Spalding, regional administrator EPA New England (back row, right of center); Rick Papapietro and Elda Dhandili, pose with Lisa Szewczul, center, to accept the Environmental Merit Award.

On May 10, the New England office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored UTC with an Environmental Merit Award in recognition of its exceptional work and commitment to the environment. Lisa Szewczul, Vice President, Environment, Health & Safety at UTC Aerospace Systems accepted the award on behalf of UTC. 

“It is the commitment and dedication of our employees that enables us to meet our sustainability goals year after year,” Szewczul said in her acceptance speech. 

Among its commercial and aerospace businesses in New England, UTC has 16 manufacturing locations with over 5,000 employees in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut. The innovation and perseverance of these employees have helped realize a continued reduction in our environmental footprint in the region. 

UTC Aerospace Systems has six facilities throughout New England, and each contributes in its own way: 

  • Sensors & Integrated Systems (SIS) Vergennes, Vermont, continues to drive the sustainability bar – from composting, switching from oil to natural gas, and converting paper and cardboard waste into new paper products used at the site. 
  • The SIS Cheshire, Connecticut, site eliminated once-through cooling helping to conserve over 500,000 gallons of water annually. 
  • ISR and Space Systems Danbury, Connecticut, replaced heat exchangers leading to a reduction of 2,000,000 gallons of water and 28 MT CO2. 
  • Engine & Environmental Control Systems Peabody, Massachusetts, extended the life of its grit blast, reducing over 33,000 lbs. of grit blast waste annually. 
  • ISR and Space Systems Westford, Massachusetts, installed lighting occupancy sensors helping to offset 82 MT CO2 annually. 
  • Lighting and chilled water upgrades at the Engine & Environmental Control Systems Windsor Locks, Connecticut, facility, offset over 440 MT CO2 annually. 

Click here​ to learn more about sustainability achievements of all UTC Aerospace Systems sites. ​