The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named TRC's Energy Services division as a 2008 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for outstanding energy management and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. TRC's accomplishments were recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 1, 2008.
TRC, as an ENERGY STAR partner, has been designing and managing energy efficiency programs throughout its customer offerings since 2003. TRC has now directly benchmarked 2,700 individual buildings covering 275 million square feet across the country. In New York State alone, these services have resulted in lowering the average energy use in the K-12 schools market by over 20%, which translates into about $38,000 per year savings in an average New York K-12 school. TRC has also facilitated dozens of ENERGY STAR Labels, including the nation’s first multi-family high-rise buildings. Across the U.S., top companies and organizations are continuing to promote strategic energy management through participation in ENERGY STAR.
“Energy efficiency, as the most effective strategy for the reduction of carbon emissions, will only become more important in the future,” said Chris Vincze, TRC’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Our partnership with ENERGY STAR demonstrates the proven fiscal and environmental savings that result from superior energy management.”
Last year alone, Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved $16 billion on their energy bills and reduced greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of 27 million vehicles.
The 2008 Partner of the Year Awards recognize efforts to use energy efficiently in facility operations and to integrate superior energy management into overall organizational strategy. Award winners are selected from more than 9,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.
TRC’s leadership in managing their energy use is a model for other businesses looking for ways to protect the environment,” said Robert J. Meyers, principal deputy assistant administrator for EPA's Office of Air & Radiation. “Because commercial and industrial facilities account for half of all energy consumption in the U.S. and are responsible for nearly half of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, energy management is a critical element in our efforts on climate change.”