October 10, 2008

Corvallis Strengthens Goals With Energy Star Partnership

In order to reach its goal to enhance organizational stability, the city of Corvallis has partnered with the Energy Star program for buildings and plants.

Though Corvallis city staff has tracked its electricity, natural gas and water use at city facilities for years, the partnership with Energy Star will offer additional tools to analyze consumption, making it simpler to identify conservation opportunities. The city will continue to measure and track the energy performance of its facilities and develop and implement an energy management plan.

The city has also added its support to Energy Star's challenge to improve the efficiency of the country's commercial and industrial buildings by 10 percent or more.

Corvallis city council first adopted its sustainability goals in 2005. Energy Star was created by the Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions through market-based partnerships. The organization also rewards energy- efficient products, homes and commercial and industrial buildings with its label.

Originally published by DJC Staff.

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