EPA Recognizes Evergreen Public Schools with 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence (Photo)
Partner of the Year
Vancouver, Wash. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Evergreen Public Schools with a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award for the district's continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency. Evergreen's accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 29, 2014.
Evergreen Public Schools, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2009, will be honored for its long-term commitment to energy efficiency.
"Evergreen is honored to receive this award," said Dave Cone, the district Resource Conservation Manager. "We are committed to our partnership with ENERGY STAR, and dedicated to increasing energy efficiency in our schools, which helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment."
Across the U.S., top companies and organizations are leading the way toward a more energy-efficient future through their participation in ENERGY STAR. Through 2013, with help from ENERGY STAR, American families and businesses have saved $297 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 2.1 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
"Evergreen Public Schools has earned EPA's highest ENERGY STAR award - the 2014 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award - because of their unwavering commitment to helping consumers become increasingly more energy efficient," said EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe.
The 2014 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a variety of organizations to recognize their contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through superior energy efficiency. These winners have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, and employing innovative energy efficiency approaches. These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors. Award winners are selected from the 16,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money, and help protect the environment for future generations. 16,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, and buildings. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov
or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).
About Evergreen Public Schools
Established in 1945, Evergreen Public Schools (Evergreen School District 114) is the fourth largest school district in the state of Washington. The district is home to 37 schools, serving the educational needs of nearly 27,000 students. With more than 3,000 employees, Evergreen Public Schools is the third largest employer in Southwest Washington.