2001 Emerald Award Trophy Winners

Environmental Business of the YearEnvironmental Business of the Year

ABB Automation

ABB Automation employee demonstrates the use of PADPAK packaging system which reduced packaging waste by 25%

Gail Gonnam, Human Resources Manager
4300 Coral Ridge Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33065
(954) 752-6700
Fax: (954) 755-5677

Nature of Business: Manufacturer of Protective Relays

  • Recycles paper, cardboard, wooden pallets, copper, brass, bronze and steel
  • Recycles 133 tons annually - 73% of their waste stream
  • Implementing a closed loop system for rinse water used in the manufacturing process
  • Discontinuing the use of chlorinated solvents
  • Reducing electrical consumption by 6.2%
  • Reduced mineral spirits use from 2,359 gallons per year to 212 gallons per year
  • Discontinued use of CFCs
  • ISO 14001 Certified

Pollution Prevention/Hazardous Waste Reduction - (Large Business)

Broward County Fleet Services Division Center 2

Dave Dellapenta, Supervisor
2515 SW 4th Avenue
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33315
(954) 765-4296
Fax: (954) 765-4333

Nature of Business: Government vehicle repair shop

  • Uses an ultra sonic parts cleaning system rather than a solvent rinse system
  • Uses a coolant recycle system on-site
  • Uses an oil filtration system designed to eliminate oil changes that will save more than 72 quarts of oil per vehicle per year
  • 90% of the brake parts uses are asbestos-free

Pollution Prevention/Hazardous Waste Reduction - (Small Business)

Water Taxi, Inc.

Water Taxi that uses hybrid-electric motors, using 60% less fuel than diesel engines

Bob Beckoff
651 Seabreeze Blvd.
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33316
(954) 467-0008
Fax: (954) 728-8417
website: http://www.watertaxi.com/

Nature of Business: Transportation Service

  • Boats feature hybrid-electric motors that use 60% less fuel than diesel vessels
  • Electric propulsion reduces air emissions
  • Night time recharging soothes electric power plant demand
  • Routes connect to other mass transit providers

Recycling - (Large Business)

R.W. Raddatz, Inc.

Ultrasonic parts cleaner reduces solvent use

Jeff Borton, Production Control
Robert W. Raddatz, Jr., President
280 SW 12 Avenue
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
(954) 480-9327
Fax: (954) 480-9399

Nature of Business: Precision Machine Shop

  • Uses water based coolant system that reclaims 90% of the used coolant
  • Reuses Styrofoam peanuts from incoming shipments for return shipments, and utilizes reusable containers to reduce input of "new" boxes into the waste stream
  • Incorporates "end of life" strategy in products and processes

Gardner Auto PartsRecycling - (Small Business)

Gardner Auto Parts

Usable parts are removed from salvaged vehicles, then tagged, inventoried, and wrapped in plastic for resale.

George Gardner
2090 N.W. 21 Street
Pompano Beach, FL
(954) 972-9407
Fax: (954) 972-9806

Nature of Business: Automotive Salvage Yard, Recycle and Sale of Parts

  • Recycles 350 tons of steel, 700 gallons of used oil and 250 batteries annually
  • Recycles alloy wheels, air conditioning condensers, radiators, turbo coolers, bumpers and aluminum molding
  • Member of the National Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) and is the only ARA certified auto recycler south of Orlando

Green Products/Practices - (Large Business)

City of Coconut Creek Governmental Center

City of Coconut Creek biodiesel bus

Public Services Department
David Rivera, Assistant City Manager
4800 W Copans Road
Coconut Creek, FL 33063
(954) 973-6770
Fax (954) 956-1547

Nature of Business: City government

  • Engaged in alternative fuel technology since 1994, operates 28 Bi-fuel propane police and public service vehicles
  • In May 2001 converted fuel type for vehicles and lift stations from diesel to 100% Bio Diesel
  • Implementing operation of the Electric Express, a Hybrid Electric Bus System

Green Products/Practices - (Small Business)

Endicott Electric Vehicles

Sampling of electric vehicles

Carole Endicott, President
1345 S. Federal Highway
Pompano Beach, FL 33062
(954) 562-6697
Fax: (954) 785-1066
website: http://www.endicottnissan.com/ou/pompano-beach-nissan/
Nature of Business: Electric Car Dealership

  • 100% of sales involve electric vehicles
  • Participates in pollution prevention workshops, and has donated electric bicycles as prizes
  • Promotes alternative fuel use by providing electric vehicles for driving demonstrations at pollution prevention workshops