En-Implementation Projects

2018 CRCOG Regional Sustainability Award Winner

The City of Hartford received its second Regional Sustainability Award—this time for the City’s comprehensive efforts to leverage environmental sustainability to dramatically improve community resilience while improving the local economy, public health and social equity.
Notable achievements, guided by the Mayor’s Climate Stewardship Initiative (CSI), include: the creation of a fully grant-funded Office of Sustainability; the creation and adoption of a Climate Action Plan that is steeped in local and national best practices; and the establishment of an Energy Improvement District […]

2017 CRCOG Regional Sustainability Award Winner



The Town of Stafford received CRCOG’s 2017 Regional Sustainability Award for its energy project work, its strategic and extensive leveraging of solar and geothermal technologies and its long-range vision for a greener future. The Town’s Energy Advisory Committee was instrumental in guiding the community’s efforts to achieve record-setting energy independence, significantly reduce its carbon footprint, save tax dollars and promote operating efficiencies for the town and the board of education. Stafford is expected to save more than $24 million over […]

2016 Regional Sustainability Award Winners

The Town of Coventry was presented with CRCOG’s 2016 Regional Sustainability Award for the progressive work of the Coventry Lake Advisory and Monitoring Committee (aka CLAM). CLAM is an advocate for Coventry’s Lake Wangumbaug and its watershed, collecting, analyzing and sharing information to advise the Town of Coventry on best practices for preserving the lake and refining its value as a centerpiece of the community. The Committee has contributed significantly to the improvement of environmental quality through the protection, conservation […]

Zone Hartford Code

The City of Hartford also received CRCOG’s 2016 Regional Sustainability Award for Zone Hartford—a transformative, citywide form-based code that prioritizes environmental sustainability. The new zoning regulations take the City’s vision for sustainable development to the all-important implementation stage—offering a comprehensive blueprint for other communities to consider as well. The Code: prioritizes the reduction of the City’s carbon footprint and resilience; creates a typology of building and street types to compliment Hartford’s historic fabric; establishes overlay districts, including TOD and a […]

Textile Collection Program Rolled Out In Central Connecticut


With a master contract in place between the Central Connecticut Solid Waste Authority (CCSWA) and Bay State Textiles, nine CCSWA communities (Bloomfield, Bolton, Canton, Cromwell, East Granby, Enfield, Glastonbury, Manchester and Simsbury) have signed on to participate in a textile collection program. Acceptable items for recycling include: footwear (shoes, boots, sneakers, flip flops); clothing (tops, pants, undergarments, pajamas, coats); accessories (hats, gloves, scarves, pocketbooks, tote bags, belts, ties); linens (sheets, blankets, comforters, dish towels, table linens, throw rugs, draperies, placemats); […]

MIRA & Fuss & O’Neill Win National Award for Hartford, CT Landfill Project


The Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority (MIRA) and Fuss & O’Neill have won a SWANA Bronze Excellence Award in the category of Landfill Redevelopment. The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) awarded the Bronze Excellence Award to MIRA and Fuss & O’Neill for their entry: “Hartford Landfill State-of-the-Art Closure and Solar Electricity Generating Facility.” The award will be presented at SWANA’s annual conference, WASTECON, ® on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, in Orlando, Florida.
In 2014, MIRA and Fuss & O’Neill […]