ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. –The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy have honored the University of New Mexico Hospitals (UNMH) with the ENERGY STAR award.

The ENERGY STAR is the mark of superior energy performance and identifies UNMH as one of the most efficient buildings in the nation by preventing the release of greenhouse gases and protecting the environment.

An ENERGY STAR plaque was presented to UNMH CEO Steve McKernan by UNM President David Schmidly and displayed in the Barbara and Bill Richardson Pavilion.

“We are extremely proud of our partnership with the University of New Mexico Hospitals in energy conservation and the recognition with the ENERGY STAR Building Label,” said Dr. William S. Spears, CEO and founder of Energy Education. “Being recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is a tremendous validation of the dedication by every person at UNM Hospitals to energy conservation, being good stewards of their finances, and reducing their carbon footprint.”

About Energy Education

Energy Education’s innovative Transformational Energy Management Process™ trains client personnel to implement behavioral and organizational change that substantially reduces energy consumption without the purchase of new equipment. The program is funded solely and rapidly by the savings it generates, allowing clients to redirect saved energy dollars to other priorities. In 23 years, Energy Education has worked with more than 1,000 educational and ministerial organizations, helping clients save over $1.9 billion in utility costs. Energy Education was named 2009 ENERGY STAR Partner f the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Contact: Lauren Cruse, 272-3322

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