WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently honored 21 organizations for their design, manufacturing, promotion and use of products that improve health and environmental safety.Read more
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.Read more
WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia ranks first in the total number of energy-efficient buildings, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It’s the first time in six years that D.C. has knocked Los Angeles out of the top spot.Read more
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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more