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Rose Perkins and Rohm and Haas Electronics Materials, Marlborough

As Manager of Sustainable Development at Rohm and Haas, Rose Perkins has been an active and engaged Toxics Use Reduction (TUR) Planner for more than 15 years, and has a wealth of experience in all forms of TUR for industry. Recently, she has incorporated her knowledge of TUR planning into her company's overall sustainability efforts. Toxics use reduction planning is a powerful tool in a company's sustainability tool box, and Rose has led the way in demonstrating the value with solid results.

Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials received a demonstration site grant from TURI to showcase to other Massachusetts companies innovative ways the Company significantly reduced its energy consumption. For two days, the Company hosted nearly 100 people who learned how they used green chemistry-based process modifications thereby reducing the need for thermal oxidation of air emissions in its pilot plant. The Company estimates the expected annual savings from this project to be 16,000 MMBTU of natural gas, and almost 1000 metric tons of CO2 equivalents in green house gases.