NEW YORK, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored Turner Construction Company with a 2013 Climate Leadership Award for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than five percent over a five year period.
Turner achieved its goal primarily by reducing electricity use at permanent offices. The company installed interactive dashboards in several offices that display energy use in real time and allow employees to see current use and patterns of use over time, as well as compare energy use to that of other Turner offices. Additionally, offices and project sites measured sustainable performance with a "Turner Green Zone" checklist which helped raise awareness about ways to improve energy performance.
"As a leader in the green building market, it is important for Turner to focus on our environmental performance. We are proud to have exceeded our goal of a five percent reduction in company-wide greenhouse gas emissions by achieving a reduction of nearly 6%," said Michael Deane, vice president and chief sustainability officer.
"I commend Turner for their exemplary commitment and dedication to tackling the challenge of climate change," said Gina McCarthy, assistant administrator for the EPAs Office of Air and Radiation. She continued, "Turner and all our Climate Leadership Award winners are reducing harmful carbon pollution, increasing efficiency, and cutting waste at the same time."
The EPA co-sponsors the Climate Leadership Awards with partners the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, the Climate Registry, and the Association of Climate Change Officers.
About Turner Construction Company
Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company. Founded in 1902, Turner first made its mark on the industry pioneering the use of steel-reinforced concrete for general building, which enabled the company to deliver safer, stronger, and more efficient buildings to clients. The company continues to embrace emerging technologies, update and refine processes, and offer an increasingly diverse set of services. By remaining responsive to the needs of its employees, clients, and the communities it serves, Turner is recognized around the globe for the value the company brings to a project team.
The firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, a publicly traded company, and one of the world's leading international construction service providers. For more information please visit www.turnerconstruction.com.
HOCHTIEF is one of the leading international providers of construction-related services. With more than 80,000 employees and a sales volume of EUR 23.28 billion in FY 2011, the company is represented in all the world's major markets. With its core competencies in development, building and operation, the Group delivers services for the entire life cycle of infrastructure projects, real estate and facilities. The focus of the related business activities is on four strategic areas: energy infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, major cities, and resources. With its subsidiary Leighton (HOCHTIEF share around 54 percent), the Group is market leader in Australia. In the USA, the biggest construction market in the world, HOCHTIEF is the No. 1 general builder via its subsidiary Turner and, with Group company Flatiron, ranks among the most important players in the field of transportation infrastructure construction. Because of its engagement for sustainability, HOCHTIEF has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes since 2006. Further information is available at www.hochtief.com/press.
SOURCE Turner Construction Company