Conservation

Nine More Colleges or Universities in Iowa, Kansas and Missouri Become New Members of EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge

EPA Energy News - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 17:22
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., April 25, 2014) - EPA Region 7 is announcing nine new collegiate members of EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge (FRC), a national initiative aimed at encouraging businesses, organizations and institutions to actively participate in food waste prevention, surplus food donation and food waste recycling activities
Categories: Conservation

Sprint Electronic Recycling and Food Recovery Programs to be Honored by EPA Region 7 as Nation Observes Earth Day, April 22

EPA Energy News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:54
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., April 21, 2014) - EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks will join Sprint officials on Tuesday, April 22 – Earth Day – to present Sprint the EPA WasteWise National Partner of the Year Award for Very Large Companies. During his visit to Sprint’s headquarters campus in Overland Park, Kan., Brooks will commend Sprint for reducing its volume of solid waste and view first-hand its innovative recycling and food recovery programs
Categories: Conservation

South Greene High School and DeBusk Elementary School in Greeneville, Tenn. Named Top Finishers in Energy Star National Building Competition

EPA Energy News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 14:34
ATLANTA – South Greene High School and DeBusk Elementary School in Greeneville, Tenn. were both recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as top finishers in the annual Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. The schools were recognized for reducing their energy use by over 29 percent. Teams from more than 3,000 buildings across the country spent the past year competing to obtain the greatest reduction in energy use
Categories: Conservation

University of Florida's Physical Plant Division Central Stores in Gainesville, Fla. Named a Top Finisher in Energy Star National Building Competition

EPA Energy News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 14:28
ATLANTA – The University of Florida's Physical Plant Division Central Stores in Gainesville, Fla. was recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a top finisher in the annual Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. The plant division was recognized for reducing their energy use by 29 percent. Teams from more than 3,000 buildings across the country spent the past year competing to obtain the greatest reduction in energy use
Categories: Conservation

UNC-Chapel Hill Bioinformatics Building in Chapel Hill, N.C. Named a Top Finisher in Energy Star National Building Competition

EPA Energy News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 14:24
ATLANTA – The UNC-Chapel Hill Bioinformatics Building in Chapel Hill, N.C. was recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a top finisher in the annual Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. The building was recognized for reducing their energy use by over 35 percent. Teams from more than 3,000 buildings across the country spent the past year competing to obtain the greatest reduction in energy use
Categories: Conservation

West Middle School in Shelbyville, KY Named a Top Finisher in Energy Star National Building Competition

EPA Energy News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 14:22
ATLANTA – The West Middle School in Shelbyville, KY was recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a top finisher in the annual Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. The school was recognized for reducing their energy use by over 28 percent. Teams from more than 3,000 buildings across the country spent the past year competing to obtain the greatest reduction in energy use
Categories: Conservation

Eastman Chemical Company Building B-470 and Building B-469 in Kingsport, Tenn. Named Top Finishers in Energy Star National Building Competition

EPA Energy News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 14:21
ATLANTA – Eastman Chemical Company Buildings B-470 and B-469 in Kingsport, Tenn. were both recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as top finishers in the annual Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. The buildings were recognized for reducing their energy use by over 29 percent. Teams from more than 3,000 buildings across the country spent the past year competing to obtain the greatest reduction in energy use
Categories: Conservation

Two Texas Facilities Are Healthcare’s Best in EPA’s National Energy Star Competition; Hospital in Killeen, office in Woodlands saw greatest energy reductions

EPA Energy News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:40
Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that two Texas medical facilities won their categories in the fourth-annual Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. Teams from more than 3,000 buildings across the country spent the past year competing to see which one could reduce their buildings’ energy use the most
Categories: Conservation

Shawnee, OK, JCPenney Store Places Sixth in EPA’s National Energy Star Competition

EPA Energy News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:35
Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that JCPenney in Shawnee, Oklahoma, placed sixth in the fourth-annual Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. Teams from more than 3,000 buildings across the country spent the past year competing to see which one could reduce their buildings’ energy use the most. The store cut its energy use by one-third
Categories: Conservation

Baton Rouge Elementary School Wins EPA’s National Energy Star Competition

EPA Energy News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:29
Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Claiborne Elementary school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, won the fourth-annual Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. Teams from more than 3,000 buildings across the country spent the past year competing to see which one could reduce their buildings’ energy use the most. Claiborne Elementary School won by cutting its energy use nearly in half
Categories: Conservation

Studebaker Elementary School and McCombs Middle School in Des Moines, Iowa, Among Top 10 Energy Saving Schools in the U.S.

EPA Energy News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:12
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., April 17, 2014) - EPA Region 7 announced today that Studebaker Elementary School and McCombs Middle School in the Des Moines Public Schools (DMPS) finished seventh and eighth, respectively, in the annual Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. Teams from more than 3,000 buildings across the country spent the past year competing to obtain the greatest reduction in energy use
Categories: Conservation