The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized two facilities of the Department of Defense (DoD) with the Energy Star Combined Heat and Power (CHP) award.
The honor was presented to the facilities for their achievement in taking an efficient, clean, and reliable approach to deriving thermal energy and power from one source. By implementing CHP technology, the award winners showed leadership and devotion to the protection of the environment and people's health, while saving an estimated $6.8 million per year.
“I congratulate these military bases for leading by example in the efforts to reduce pollution, improve energy efficiency, and cut energy costs,” said Gina McCarthy, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation. “These advanced CHP systems give us reliable, clean and cost cutting ways to keep our military bases powered and our environment protected.”
The EPA's award is demonstrative of the focus the U.S. is placing on green initiatives. As more begin to unfold, employers will need to help ensure the safety of workers in green jobs by providing them with the appropriate safety products, such as hard hats, work gloves, and safety glasses.