Category : Communitas Awards

2014 Communitas Awards: Energy Federation Inc.

Communitas Awards Company: Energy Federation Inc.
Title: “EFI Sustainable Practices”
Location: Westborough, Massachusetts
Category: 7.2 Green Initiatives

EFI buildingIn 1982 six nonprofit energy organizations created Energy Federation, Inc., to help the member groups and other organizations economically purchase quality conservation products.

EFI’s mission as stated in its 2014 Communitas Awards entry is “to encourage people to use our planet’s limited energy and water resources wisely.” The company lives out its mission by not only promoting sustainability but practicing it as well.

EFI lightProgrammable thermostats, motion-sensor lights, low flow toilets, waterless urinals and low-flow aerators are all installed in EFI’s offices to reduce the company’s water and energy consumption.

EFI’s newest office also features a tankless water heater. Unlike storage water heaters, tankless units don’t have high standby energy losses because hot water is produced on demand only when it’s needed.

The Energy Star and Water Sense partner also provides coffee mugs and silverware for employees to reduce the use of paper and plastic in the kitchen, as well as encourages recycling of paper, plastic and glass throughout the office.

In the warehouse, the company uses 100 percent biodegradable and certified compostable packing peanuts when shipping its energy and resource conservation products.

EFI is looking forward to future technological advances that push conservation efforts beyond its current limits. “[It’s] an opportunity to evolve and expand [EFI’s] sustainability goals,” Erin Cowell, EFI’s creative manager wrote.


2014 Communitas Awards: Victaulic

Company: Victaulic Title: “Joining Communities” Location: Easton, Pennsylvania Category: 10. Leadership in Community Service and Corporate Social Responsibility Victaulic, world leader and innovator of grooved mechanical couplings, joins more than pipes; the company connects communities around the world. The organization’s corporate responsibility statement sums up their mission nicely: Victaulic “aims to be a good neighbor […]


2014 Communitas Awards: TIC – The Industrial Company

Company: TIC – The Industrial Company Title: “Overall Company Contributions to Our Communities” Location: Englewood, Colorado Category: 5. Community Service Active in many places, TIC’s community contributions are many. In 2013, the direct-hire, heavy industrial contractor donated more than $210,000 to organizations and families around the world. Let’s start with the TIC Cup, an annual […]


2014 Communitas Awards: Reliv International

Company: Reliv International, Inc. Title: “2013 Reliv Week of Caring” Location: Chesterfield, Missouri Category: 1.1 Company-Sponsored Volunteer Project In 2009 Reliv designated five workdays as its first “Week of Caring” to focus on giving back to nonprofits in the St. Louis area, where its international headquarters are located. During the Week of Caring, the nutrition […]


2014 Communitas Awards: One Vision Productions

Company: One Vision Productions Title: “Helping to Change Lives” Location: Clarkston, Georgia Category: 3. Leadership in Skills-Based Community Service When Forrest Tuff started his multimedia production company, One Vision Productions, in 2004, there was no doubt that the studio would be involved in the community. The entrepreneur feels a moral obligation to prepare children for […]


2014 Communitas Awards: Solstice Benefits

Company: Solstice Benefits Title: “Solstice Benefits: Insuring Life’s Happiest Moments” Location: Plantation, Florida Category: 1.1 Company-Sponsored Volunteer Project Not only was Solstice Benefits a sponsor of the 2013 Broward Heart Walk benefitting the American Heart Association but the dental, vision and life insurance provider skyrocketed past its fundraising goal of $15,000, collecting more than $26,000 […]


Feb. 1 Last Day For Free Communitas Entry

Get Recognized for Your Community Involvement Feb. 1 is the last day to get a free nomination for the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals’ 2014 Communitas Awards. Additional nominations can be made for the usual fees. Communitas Awards recognizes exceptional businesses, organizations and individuals that are unselfishly giving of themselves and their resources, and those that are changing […]