Syracuse, NY, April 16, 2008 — Since opening the new corporate headquarters in early-2007, Syracuse Research Corporation has been making headway on many environmentally-friendly endeavors. Most importantly, they are in the last stages of achieving the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for New Construction certification by the U.S. Green Building Council — one of the largest of its kind in Central New York.
Bob Roberts, SRC’s President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “SRC’s mission to keep America safe and strong by protecting its people, environment, and way of life translates into being environmentally proactive in the communities in which we live, work, and play. We are very accomplished in environmental risk assessments and making recommendations for improved human health related to environmental concerns. One way we strive to ensure our country’s future is to help others realize the damaging environmental impact they can make. Another is to engage the community in efforts like the Earth Day clean-up.”
SRC’s headquarters will be the first and only, to date, building of its size in CNY achieving LEED certification — only 978 buildings worldwide are LEED for New Construction certified. SRC’s 121,000 square foot facility, located at 7502 Round Pound Road, North Syracuse, New York, has the capability to self-sustain for up to 24-hours; utilizes advanced lighting technology and energy efficient heating and cooling systems; and much more. SRC expects to be within the national average savings range for environmentally-friendly construction of $50-$65 per square foot throughout the initial 20-years of the Round Pond Road Facility. Not only has SRC begun the final stages for LEED certification, but it is also qualified for “energy conservation” credits from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.
In addition to constructing an eco-friendly headquarters, SRC also strongly encourages environmental best practices among its employees. To start, SRC collaborates with Waste Management and Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency to recycle bottles and cans, cardboard, construction material, compact discs, batteries, etc. Each employee also has their own recyclable bin at their desks or in their offices. SRCTec, Inc., SRC’s high-tech manufacturing subsidiary, is also making waves among CNY’s green elitist. They were recently ranked as one of the “Top 10 Recyclers” by the CNY Business Exchange (February/March 2008), based on statistics and a recommendation from OCRRA for their recycling efforts and improvements made throughout the past year.
“Companies like Syracuse Research Corporation encourage others to make a difference — they show that incorporating environmentally-friendly activities into the workplace is easily achievable. OCRRA particularly salutes the efforts of SRC in improving their bottle and can recycling program in their cafeteria and conference rooms,” said Sarah Stewart, Recycling Specialist at OCRRA.
The company has also recently introduced the Environmental Committee to heighten awareness of “green” initiatives and other best practices that protect the environment, in general. The committee offers seminars, events, and speakers to educate employees on how to be eco-conscious in their everyday lives and while at work. The group also created a Web page on the company intranet to educate employees. Some initiatives of the committee are to offer recycling of ink jet printer cartridges, cell phones, DVDs, MP3 players, and digital cameras. SRC employees will also host an Environmental Fair the day before Earth Day and they will participate in the Annual Earth Day Cleanup on April 26.
About Syracuse Research Corporation and SRCTec, Inc.
Syracuse Research Corporation is a national, independent, not-for-profit trusted advisor that develops innovative solutions in the areas of defense, environment, and intelligence. SRC’s wholly owned subsidiary, SRCTec, is an ISO 9001 high-tech manufacturing company that provides integrated solutions, program management, full lifecycle support, and state-of-the-art products to a broad range of customers. Together, they develop and create life-saving products and play a leadership role in providing solutions to programs of national significance through the innovative application of science, technology, and information.
The companies employ more than 900 people and have offices in Arlington, VA; Chantilly, VA; Charlottesville, VA; Dayton, OH; Denver, CO; Hanover, MD; Rome, NY; San Antonio, TX; and Syracuse, NY. Currently, there are more than 100 positions available nationwide. For more information, visit www.srcinc.com or www.srctecinc.com.