The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named TRC's (NYSE: TRR) Energy Services division as a 2008 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for outstanding energy management and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. TRC's accomplishments were recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, DC on April 1, 2008.
TRC, as an ENERGY STAR partner, has been designing and managing energy efficiency programs throughout its customer offerings since 2003. TRC has now directly benchmarked 2,700 individual buildings covering 275 million square feet across the country. TRC has also facilitated dozens of ENERGY STAR Labels, including the nation's first multi-family high-rise buildings.
Last year alone, Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved $16 billion on their energy bills and reduced greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of 27 million vehicles.
The 2008 Partner of the Year Awards recognize efforts to use energy efficiently in facility operations and to integrate superior energy management into overall organizational strategy. Award winners are selected from more than 9,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.