The Future is GREEN at O&G
As O&G marks its centennial, it is focused on continuing the critical work to be a good environmental steward and ensure the planet (and company) is around for another 100 years. We are continuously improving operations across all facilities to conserve resources and promote the elimination of any adverse environmental impacts associated with our daily operations and products.
In 2018 the company and its Board of Directors adopted an Environmental Policy “to protect the environment for the health, safety, and quality of life for our communities, our employees, our customers, and the general public.” The company aims to conduct operations in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner. This goal is a priority of O&G’s leadership and an inherent responsibility of every O&G employee.
Investing In Solar Power
O&G has invested significantly in adding solar power to many of its facilities. Most notable is the 3,762-panel solar farm at O&G’s Southbury Quarry. The five-acre solar farm powers the entire complex. Surplus energy is stored and fed back into the utility’s grid. It’s the first such industrial application of its kind in Connecticut.
and Concrete Plants
To demonstrate our commitment to protecting the environment, O&G has taken the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry – to improve energy efficiency at all our asphalt and concrete plants by at least 10% within five years.
Read this case study to learn how O&G worked with Eversource Energy Efficiency Consultants to makes these important improvements and updates.
The Asphalt Industry is committed to net-zero pavements by 2050, and O&G is doing its part.
We are constantly piloting new products to offer our clients more sustainable choices, like fiber reinforced asphalt, which is more durable and 100% recyclable. Click here to see our recent pilot program in Trumbull, CT.
Alternative Transportation for Materials
Materials are transported to and from our shoreline plants via tugboat and barge, which is equivalent to taking 4,000 trucks off the roads each month.
O&G is rated among ENR’s Top 100 Green Contractors. We’ve built over 6 million square feet of LEED-certified or high-performance buildings. Most recently, we built one of Connecticut’s first net-zero public schools.