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Top Earth Day Champions Slash Carbon Emissions, Equal to 45,000 Acres of Pine Forests

MILWAUKEE April 23, 2012 Earth Day Earth Day

Carbon emissions from building energy use are predicted to grow faster than any other sector in the next 25 years, according to the U.S. Green Building Council, making building efficiency critically important for the protection of the environment.

Dave Myers

Earth Day

Top Earth Day Champions

Carbon Reduction (metric tons)

Equivalent Pine Tree Acres

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Oak Ridge, Tenn.)

49,135

10,477

University of Massachusetts Amherst (Amherst, Mass.)

37,261

7,945

Aberdeen Proving Ground (Aberdeen, Md.)

24,499

5,224

Prince George’s County Public Schools (Upper Marlboro, Md.)

23,805

5,076

Northern Michigan University (Marquette, Mich.)

22,689

4,838

Indiana Department of Correction (Indianapolis, Ind.)

21,649

4,616

Baltimore City Back River Waste Water Treatment Plant (Baltimore, Md.)

16,641

3,548

Oak Ridge Y-12 National Security Complex (Oak Ridge, Tenn.)

12,857

2,741

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

The Champions earned a spot on the list by making their facilities more efficient using a variety of measures, including: utilizing building management systems to optimize energy and operational efficiency, installing distributed generation and renewable energy technology, using more efficient lighting, and updating heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.

$6.5 billion North America


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