UBM Studios' Chicago Office Wins Gold in UBM's Global Office Competition to Reduce Energy Waste

Aug 21, 2012, 10:00 ET from UBM Studios

CHICAGO, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Studios, the global leader in digital events, environments and communities, today announced it won UBM's global office competition to reduce energy waste.  From May 2011 through May 2012, UBM Studios and 50 other UBM locations across the world participated in the program.  This program is part of UBM's goal to reduce global carbon emissions by 5 percent by the end of 2012.

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UBM Studios reduced its energy use by 28 percent by installing Energy Star appliances, purchasing energy efficient light bulbs and a copier as well as and reducing the office thermostat.  

"With a spotlight on creating digital environments we at UBM Studios are already very focused on being environmentally friendly.  Our environments allow individuals to gather online reducing travel and download information reducing printing costs – ultimately reducing a company's global footprint," said Kate Spellman, President, UBM Studios.  "I am very proud that our office came together as a team to reduce energy waste."  

Faye Bennett, Global Environmental Coordinator, UBM Group, said, "As a global business UBM is always striving towards reducing its environmental impact year on year, the Global office competition was an initiative to highlight the impact of every individual in our offices working together to reduce energy wastage. Many global offices took part and the competition was extremely tough.  A top class performance was achieved in Chicago at our UBM Studio office which managed a very impressive reduction of 28 percent. A fantastic achievement. The challenge is now to keep this great performance going and hit our targets of global emissions reductions."

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About UBM Studios (www.ubmstudios.com)
UBM Studios is the global leader in digital events, environments and communities.  UBM Studios creates powerful and intuitive digital communities that help organizations connect, educate and engage with audiences to capitalize on growth opportunities connecting the right content to the right audience with the right user interface. UBM Studios is part of UBM Connect – which also includes UBM Canon Media and UBM Medica US, providing marketing services across a number of communities, the largest of which are healthcare, medical device design and advanced manufacturing. UBM Connect is a UBM plc company. (UBM.L)

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About UBM
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,634 staff in more than 31 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

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UBM Studios
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