EPA Lists Energy Star Leaders
We extol the virtues of going solar, but do you ever stop to think about what impact that has in saving money and energy? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a list of 2009 Energy Star Leaders. There were 58 organizations listed that saved more than $48 million total, 4 times the amount of the previous year. That equaled out to reducing emissions by 220,000 metric tons, equal to usage by 39,000 homes.
Most of the Energy Star Leaders were school districts, but there were others on the list as well, including Stop & Shop in Massachusetts and NY Presbyterian Hospital. To qualify, an organization must have reduced their energy use by 10%. There are now more than 100 organizations that have joined the list.
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at February 22, 2010 8:45 AM