EPA Recognizes Boeing For Environmental Achievements

The Boeing Co., still in its first year as a partner in the EPA's Climate Wise program, has received the program's Special Recognition Award for its past and planned efforts in reducing greenhouse gasses. Partners in Climate Wise develop comprehensive plans with energy efficiency and pollution prevention goals, planned actions to accomplish these goals, and estimates of the impacts. In announcing the award, David Gardiner, the EPA's assistant administrator for policy, noted the company's achievement in implementing action plans that involve extensive coordination among dozens of company sites in diverse geographic regions. Two examples of Boeing's accomplishments: At its Commercial Airplanes site in Everett, Wash., the company has reduced electricity consumption by 118 million kw-hr, at a cost savings of $3 million. At its facility in Renton, Wash., an upgraded compressor plant with high-efficiency compressors uses a two-stage cooling system resulting in annual savings of 720,000 kw-hr of electricity, and nearly 97.3 million gallons of water.

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