CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cogdell Spencer ERDMAN(SM) announced today that it has become an ENERGY STAR partner.
"With a strong commitment to sustainability, we are pleased to partner with ENERGY STAR to learn new ways to reduce energy consumption throughout our portfolio," said Frank C. Spencer, Chief Executive Officer of Cogdell Spencer ERDMAN.
Cogdell Spencer ERDMAN, ranked by Modern Healthcare as the nation's top design/build firm two years running, is committed to sustainability not only in its management of facilities, but also in its design strategies.
"We continue to work towards integrating sustainable practices into every aspect of our business," said Elizabeth Churchill, Senior Consultant Advance Planning – Sustainability for Cogdell Spencer ERDMAN, who works with design teams to create environmentally friendly facilities.
In partnership with ENERGY STAR, Cogdell Spencer ERDMAN will:
- Measure and track the energy performance of its organization's facilities where possible by using tools such as those offered through ENERGY STAR;
- Develop and implement a plan consistent with the ENERGY STAR Energy Management Guidelines to achieve energy savings;
- Help spread the word about the importance of energy efficiency to its staff and community;
- Support the ENERGY STAR Challenge, a national call-to-action to help improve the energy efficiency of America's commercial and industrial buildings by 10 percent or more;
- Highlight its achievements with recognition offered through ENERGY STAR.
"ENERGY STAR partners such as Cogdell Spencer ERDMAN are leading the fight against global warming by improving the efficiency of their buildings and facilities," said Jean Lupinacci, chief of EPA's ENERGY STAR Commercial and Industrial branch. "We applaud these efforts to help protect our global environment for generations to come."
ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Today, the ENERGY STAR label can be found on more than 60 different kinds of products, new homes, and commercial and industrial buildings. Products and buildings that have earned the ENERGY STAR designation prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the government. Last year alone, Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved about $19 billion on their energy bills while reducing the greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of 29 million vehicles.
For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES.
About Cogdell Spencer ERDMAN(SM)
Cogdell Spencer ERDMAN(SM) is the nation's premier integrated healthcare facilities company. Our clients count on us as a trusted partner in defining their healthcare delivery strategies and developing innovative facilities solutions to support them. We are widely recognized for creating sustainable, efficient healing environments for our clients and their patients. The Company has been built around understanding and addressing the full range of specialized real estate needs of the healthcare industry. Cogdell Spencer ERDMAN is a service mark of the wholly-owned operating company of Cogdell Spencer Inc. Learn more about Cogdell Spencer ERDMAN and its parent company Cogdell Spencer Inc. (NYSE: CSA) at www.cogdell.com.
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