New York University has received a 2007 Green Power Leadership award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The annual awards recognize leading national green power purchasers for their commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nations green power market. NYU was recognized for purchasing more than 118 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually. In 2007, NYU was the largest academic purchaser of green power. NYUs purchase helps to reduce the environmental impacts associated with the campuses purchased electricity use.
EPA will present the Green Power Purchase Award to Cecil Scheib, NYUs director of Energy and Sustainability for the Division of Facilities and Construction Management, at an awards event, Monday evening, Oct. 22, in conjunction with the 12th National Renewable Marketing Conference taking place in Philadelphia, PA.
We are honored to receive this prestigious award from EPA in recognition of our commitment to sustainability and the environment, said Scheib. We are proud of the work that we have been able to do thus far and look forward to continuing to green NYU.
EPA presented awards for green power purchasing to 17 organizations that have demonstrated leadership by voluntarily purchasing green power. EPA is recognizing green power purchasers in three categories: Green Power Partner of the Year, On-site Generation and Green Power Purchasing. All 17 organizations are EPA Green Power Partners. EPAs Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that encourages organizations to purchase green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with electricity use. Additional information about the Green Power Leadership Awards is available at http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/awards/winners.htm.
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