East / Regional Reports

Penn State Recognized for Joining Energy Star Initiative

STATE COLLEGE, PA — Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary David E. Hess recently joined with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region III Administrator Donald S. Welsh to recognize Pennsylvania State University for becoming a partner in EPA’s Energy Star building initiative.

Hess said, “Penn State is setting an example by agreeing to measure, track, and benchmark its energy performance as an Energy Star partner. In addition, the university will develop and implement a plan to improve energy performance for its facilities and operations.”

“Penn State University is committed to energy conservation as demonstrated by its vast research programs and our focus on this issue in daily operations,” said Graham B. Spanier, president of the university. “The Penn State Environmental Consortium, the Energy Institute, the Office of Physical Plant, and many of our colleges are deeply involved in these energy-saving projects and research.”

Hess also noted that there are some easy ways for everyone to cut back on their energy use and prevent pollution.

“Simple changes in our daily routines can save money and improve our environment,” Hess remarked. “Everyone can do their part just by turning out the lights when you leave a room, or switching to a reduced-flow showerhead to save water.”

Publication date: 10/15/2001

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

Recent Articles by Greg Mazurkiewicz

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

2015 ACCA Conference

Images from the 2015 ACCA Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Posted on April 8, 2015.

Podcasts

NEWSMakers: Clint Schreck

Clint Schreck, general manager, Columbus Worthington Air, Columbus, Ohio, discusses winning Angie’s List Super Service Award, how to handle online reviews, and much more.

More Podcasts

ACHRNEWS

NEWS 05-25-15 cover

2015 May 25

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Legislation and Regulation

What legislative/regulatory issue is most important to you as a HVAC business owner?
View Results Poll Archive

HVACR INDUSTRY STORE

2015.jpg
2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

 

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

DON'T MISS A THING

Magazine image
 
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con