"The U.S. EPA's â€˜Responsible Use' vision has provided invaluable direction and clarity to the design of our products," Orosz said.
The EPA's vision is outlined in the EPA brochure entitled, "Building Owners: Save Money, Save the Earth." It encourages manufacturers, owners, and system designers to invest in those technologies that provide the highest efficiency and lowest emissions on a sustainable basis and where performance can be documented on an ongoing basis. "Responsible Use" also underscores the importance of owners investing in life-cycle cost purchases that meet sound investment criteria - investing in technologies that are good for business and the environment.
The EPA has promoted responsible use for nearly four years, but today's ever-increasing energy prices, coupled with the role of energy conservation in reducing dependence on foreign oil, makes the message even more vital, the agency stated.
Publication date: 06/06/2005