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Herman Miller, Steelcase, Recognized at 2014 EPA Green Power Leaders

WMSBF members Herman MIller and Steelcase are among 19 Green Power Partners and four suppliers across the country honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with its annual Green Power Leadership Awards, recognizing achievements in advancing the nation’s renewable energy market and reducing greenhouse gas emissions fueling climate change.

“By using more than 7.6 billion kilowatt-hours of green power annually, these communities, businesses, and organizations are leading the way in cutting U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, reducing the impacts ofclimate change, and protecting public health,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “These partners demonstrate that green power is not only a smart business investment, but it’s affordable, accessible and it reduces emissions while growing the renewable energy market and spurring innovation.”

Green power is electricity that is generated from renewable sources, including solar, wind, geothermal, biogas, and low-impact hydroelectric sources. Green power does not produce fossil fuel-based greenhouse gas emissions that fuel climate change. The award winners below are being recognized for their efforts in expanding the domestic renewable energy market. From using enough green power to meet more than 100 percent of electricity needs to installing solar arrays on-site or entering long-term power purchase agreements, these organizations are demonstrating that green power is both accessible and affordable.

The award-winning partners were chosen for their exemplary use of green power from more than 1,300 partner organizations that comprise EPA’s Green Power Partnership. Utilities, renewable energy project developers, and other green power suppliers are eligible to apply for the Green Power Supplier award.

Both Herman Miller and Steelcase were honored in the Green Power Purchasing category.

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