Home Depot, KB Home, KPMG Win EPA Water and CHP Awards
The Energy Star CHP award was given to the following facilities:
- Dominion Transmissionâ€“Crayne Station, Waynesburg, Pa.
- KPMG LLP, Montvale, N.J.
- University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
The three facilities achieved operating efficiencies ranging from 68 to 73 percent, much higher than the efficiency production of traditional, non-combined heat and power systems, the EPA said.
The six Watersense Partners of the Year in each of the following sectors are:
- Promotional Partner: Cobb County Water System, Cobb County, Ga.
- Manufacturer Partner: Delta Faucet Company, Indianapolis, Ind.
- Retailer Partner: The Home Depot, nationwide
- Builder Partner: KB Home, nationwide
- Licensed Certification Provider for WaterSense Labeled New Homes: Energy Inspectors Corporation, nationwide
- Irrigation Partner: Christopher Curry of the San Diego Parks and Recreation Department
Watersense Partners have shown “outstanding contributions to water-efficiency”, the EPA says. The 2010 partners can be viewed here.
In other news, the Department of Energy has received its first submission for a voluntary challenge aimed at encouraging the development of high-efficiency air conditioners for commercial buildings.
DOE will begin testing the new Daikin McQuay “Rebel” unit from McQuay International to determine whether it measures up to the challengeâ€™s standards of reducing air conditioner energy use by 50 to 60 percent over current equipment.
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