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Alameda County GSA Wins Top EPA Award

GSA Facilities wins award as a leader in generating renewable energy in Alameda County.

GSA recently announced that it has been recognized as one of EPA’s Top 30 Local Governments for its clean energy efforts. The award honors the largest green power users across America who participate in the EPA Green Power Partnership.

The EPA Green Power Partnership encourages the use of green power to cut the risk of climate change by reducing pollution associated with electricity use.

Alameda County is meeting a significant share of its electrical needs in facilities by using clean, reliable green power — saving roughly $6 million taxpayer dollars per year — while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

According to the EPA, Alameda County uses green power of more than 30 million kWh. This is equivalent to the annual electricity use of nearly 3,000 average American homes, and represents nearly 77 percent of its operations’ total power needs.

Alameda County’s GSA Facilities and other Green Power Partners are helping to reduce the negative health impacts of air emissions including those related to ozone, fine particles, acid rain, and regional haze.

“This list of the largest users of green power across the nation is proof that good business practices can also benefit the environment.” – James Critchfield, Program Manager of EPA’s Green Power Partnership

Read about GSA’s commitment to sustainability.

For more information, contact:

Tim Wesig, P.E.
Energy Program Manager, GSA Energy Services Division
1401 Lakeside Drive, Suite 1115
Oakland, CA 94612
Ph: 510.208.9517 or x29517