San Francisco City Hall Oldest Building to Earn LEED Platinum

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco’s 100-year-old City Hall is now the oldest building in the U.S. to receive LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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DPR Construction Earns EPA Award

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — After setting a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, DPR Construction (DPR), earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Climate Leadership Award in the category of Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management.
Eight years ago, DPR set a goal to reduce overall employee emissions by 25 percent by 2015 and it has met its objective, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 30 percent.

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Business Leaders Support EPA’s Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON — A coalition of business leaders has voiced support of the federal Clean Power Plan.

Released in June 2014, the plan targets a reduction in national electricity sector emissions to an estimated 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed a framework that will help states meet this target.

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Cleaning Companies Pilot Green Business Program

SAN FRANCISCO — Five San Francisco companies have successfully completed the first green business program in the county with training focused on custodial worker health.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment) honored the five companies last month for finishing a pilot program that aims to reduce workers’ exposure to harmful chemicals typically used in cleaning operations. A $74,500 EPA pollution prevention grant funded the program.

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Louisiana School Wins National Energy Efficiency Competition

BATON ROUGE, La. — Upgrades to facility controls and the energy management system (EMS) at Claiborne Elementary in Baton Rouge helped the school win the Energy Star National Building Competition, Battle of the Buildings.

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Cleveland Clinic Earns Highest Energy Star Award

CLEVELAND — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Cleveland Clinic with its highest Energy Star Award — the 2013 Energy Star Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence Award — for the clinic’s leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. An Energy Star partner since 2008, Cleveland Clinic will be awarded for its many environmental efforts at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on March 26.

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Five Facilities Receive Energy Star CHP Award

SAN DIEGO — On Feb. 20, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded a total of five medical centers and universities with the Energy Star Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Award for their efforts to reduce emissions while increasing energy efficiency. The awards were presented at the International District Energy Association’s Annual Campus Energy Conference in San Diego.

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