KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As part of its ongoing commitment to protect the environment, Ruskin has become an Energy Star® partner. According to Ruskin, it believes that a company-wide energy management approach will help it enhance the company’s financial health and aid in preserving the environment.

“Becoming an Energy Star partner is more than symbolic,” said Tom Edwards, Ruskin president. “It requires a long-term commitment in both people and financial resources; and while the requirements to be a partner are extensive, the end result of preserving the environment for future generations is worth it.”

In partnership with Energy Star, Ruskin will: measure and track the energy performance of its organization’s facilities where possible; develop and implement a plan consistent with the Energy Star Energy Management Guidelines to achieve energy savings; help spread the word about the importance of energy efficiency to its staff and community; support the Energy Star Challenge, a national call-to-action to help improve the energy efficiency of America’s commercial and industrial buildings by 10 percent or more; and highlight its achievements with recognition offered through Energy Star.

“Energy Star partners such as Ruskin are leading the fight for energy reduction by improving the efficiency of their buildings and facilities,” said Kathleen Hogan, director of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Protection Partnership Division. “We applaud these efforts to help protect our global environment for generations to come.”

For more information, visit www.ruskin.com.

Publication date:08/24/2009