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ASHRAE Earns EPA's ENERGY STAR®
July 6, 2010

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) prestigious ENERGY STAR®, the national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency, for its renovated Headquarters in Atlanta. This signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency.

Jean Lupinacci, chief of the ENERGY STAR Commercial & Industrial Branch, presented the award to ASHRAE President, Gordon Holness, during ASHRAE’s 2010 Annual Conference.

Commercial buildings that earn the ENERGY STAR use an average of 35 percent less energy than typical buildings and also release 35 percent less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

The renovation also earned LEED® Platinum Certification in the New Construction 2.2 rating system from the U.S. Green Building Council. It is one of only six buildings in the state of Georgia to receive a LEED Platinum rating, the highest certification the program offers.

For a complete list of sustainability measures undertaken by ASHRAE, visit www.ashrae.org/building


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