Each cohort will meet at least 4 times to share experiences, ask questions and learn about an environmental sustainability topic such as data tracking, energy efficiency, solid waste and water/wastewater. We have archvied presentations and meeting materials below.
Energy Treasure Hunts with Dairy and Specialty Foods Cohorts - January 2020
Efficiency Vermont led the in energy treasure hunts at member facilities - Crowley Cheese for the Dairy Cohort and Lake Champlain Chocolates for the Specialty Foods Cohort. Many opportunities for were identified.
Brewery Cohort Water and Wastewater Meeting - November 2019
We met at Lawson's Finest Liquids in Waitsfield to learn about best practices for conserving water and reducing wastewater strength in brewery operations and see them in action in the brewery.
Brewery Water/Wastewater Conservation - Weston & Sampson
Data Tracking Meetings - June and July 2019
In the summer of 2019, we kicked off the sustainability cohorts with a data tracking meeting to go over the basics of data tracking and reporting and introduce methods and available software.
Benchmarking - Efficiency Vermont
Environmental Impact Tracking and Reporting Templates
We developed spreadsheets to help food and beverage processors track, convert and visualize environmental metrics such as water, electricity and fuel use and waste generation and diversion.