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NYSP2I is a research center headquartered on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus that is dedicated to helping New York State residents and businesses find implementable and cost-effective sustainability solutions.

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P2I News

New York State Pollution Prevention Institute names former Kodak executive as director
January 19, 2016
Charles J. Ruffing, a recognized environmental leader and former vice president of Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainability at Eastman Kodak Co., has been named the new director of the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I). Read More »
RIT featured in global thought-leadership event exploring innovations shaping the future economy
November 6, 2015
Rochester Institute of Technology and the university's Golisano Institute for Sustainability are playing key roles in a global event bringing together international thought leaders focused on innovation in support of a shift toward a regenerative economy. Read More »
NYSP2I leads multi-agency, sustainability initiative at Great Lakes paper manufacturers
September 1, 2015
A multi-agency effort led by the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) has resulted in toxic chemical reduction as well as improvements to energy and water usage and operational costs at pulp and paper mills in the New York state Great Lakes watershed. Read More »
  • The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) was able to provide important information related to costs, increased efficiencies, elimination of a hazardous substance, and reduction in energy use….and also provided a very useful in depth analysis and was extremely easy to work with.

    Gene Pierce, Glenora Wine Cellars
  • The collaboration with NYSP2I was very successful and the results of our combined study are being shared within NY State and at a national level within the food industry.

    Jason Wadsworth, Sustainability Manager, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
  • NYSP2I provided an independent 3rd party assessment of our new lighting technology and confirmed an energy savings of >79% for our latest generation lighting product as compared to the existing metal halide exterior lighting.  As we introduce this new technology to the market, we anticipate the addition of 25 new jobs supporting new product design and manufacturing.

    James Hoffman, LED Display Technology, Inc.
  • The Pollution Prevention Institute has proved a key partner in helping us navigate confusing environmental requirements!

    Dana Wiser, Design Manager, Community Playthings
  • The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) helped us to better understand what options exist to potentially reduce, if not eliminate, halogenated solvent use in our facility. We hope to further sustainability efforts through continued evaluation and implementation of the findings provided by NYSP2I.

    Warren Hoy, Plant Manager, DuPont Yerke
  • Your combined efforts to develop our employee training course and then to teach the first round of classes was very helpful to us. I’m proud to inform you that we finished our audit last week and learned that we are the 4th company ever to have earned the Platinum rating.

    Bob Bechtold, President, Harbec Plastics
  • I recommend that all wineries, in fact all NY companies, consider having NYSP2I take a look at their operations to see how they can save money and reduce environmental impacts.

    Larry Perrine, Winemaker Channing Daughters Winery
  • The NYSP2I Project team took the time to fully understand our problem and previous efforts, then applied excellent resources (equipment and people) to identify solutions. The NYSP2I Project Team stayed focused on finding useable results and were always a pleasure to work with. 

    Dave Vance, Plant Manager, FMC Corporation - Tonawanda Plant
  • The engineers at the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) have helped us learn more about various technologies that can be used to clean and reuse water. NYSP2I provided very useful in depth analyses and has been great to work with.

    Brian T. Perry, Perry’s Ice Cream
  • The collaboration with NYSP2I was very successful; the entire process was well orchestrated by all parties involved.  The results of the study exceeded our expectation and provided data suitable for publication and promotion.  We appreciate the support from NYSP2I.

    Philip Block, PhD, Technology Director, FMC Global Peroxygens
  • RIT and NYSP2I resources have linked AAC with food transporters, providing invaluable input about the value proposition, key requirements, and market opportunities for our new product and supporting new product growth and employment in NY State.

    Erin Toner, American Aerogel Corporation
  • The third-party (testing) by NYSP2I through the GTAC program provided a valuable tool used in technical and commercial discussions with some of the largest corporations and engineering firms in the world.

    Terry Wright, Founder, ClearCove Systems Inc.