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Eastman Business Park shows sustainability gains

By: Daily Record Staff//December 28, 2011

Eastman Business Park shows sustainability gains

By: Daily Record Staff//December 28, 2011//

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Eastman Business Park has released its most recent sustainability report, highlighting improvements the industrial complex made in 2010 during its ongoing transition from a chemical to a clean technology facility.

The EBP Sustainability Report showcases efforts aimed at resource conservation, pollution prevention and workforce safety — components of sustainability’s so-called “Triple Bottom Line” that have resulted in cleaner, safer, more energy-efficient operations at the park, according to Director Michael Alt.

“Our goal at Eastman Business Park is to produce goods using less energy, to reduce waste, minimize emissions, consume fewer natural resources, and safeguard workers and the community,” Alt said. “Everyone at the park contributes toward this effort.”

Eastman Business Park, (, occupies more than 1,200 acres along a four-mile stretch through the city of Rochester and town of Greece. It has more than 100 manufacturing buildings, and its own power plant, water, sewer and wastewater treatment facilities.

The home of Eastman Kodak Co.’s ( imaging and research operations, the facility has undergone a transformation in recent years, resulting from efforts to attract clean technology and advanced energy companies.

More than 30 different companies, employing more than 4,000 people, are located at EBP. And more are on the way — thanks in part to a new technology accelerator Kodak helped establish with the formation of the Innovation and Materials Science Institute, a nonprofit consortium of business, science and academia.

The report, as well as Kodak’s Global Sustainability Report, is available at on Kodak’s website.

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