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Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness

College of Management


The Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness applies unique interdisciplinary expertise and engages in collaborations among businesses, universities, and policymakers to advance research, education, and innovative solutions. The center aims to understand the interactions between business and environmental issues in order to facilitate the transformation of business practice and culture and enhance decision-making processes.



Project: Pollution Prevention Technical Assistance to Massachusetts Craft Breweries 

SERC is leading a 2-year project funded by the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) to provide pollution prevention technical assistance to Massachusetts craft breweries. The project aims to help the brewing industry reduce the use of energy, water, and chemicals and prevent waste while achieving financial savings and improved brand recognition.  The project involves interviews with brewery owners, site visits, and environmental assessments of Massachusetts craft breweries. The work is part of a larger New England Initiative to develop a common assessment and recognition program for ‘green’ breweries.

Learn more about the project.