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Sustainability is a set of practices in business, government and at home aimed at minimizing humans’ impact on the environment and cutting greenhouse gas emissions by reducing waste, recycling, composting, conserving natural parks and numerous other efforts.

Sustainability Policy and Planning in New York City

Since the 2007 publication of PlaNYC, a comprehensive sustainability agenda for the City, New York City has been at the forefront of policy planning and implementation to achieve sustainability goals in preparation for a million new inhabitants over the course of the next two decades.  The Plan sets an aggressive target of 30 percent greenhouse gas emissions reduction by the year 2030 and also maps out a future to meet the energy demands of a growing economy and population.

Another Gold for PPPL: Laboratory Wins 2nd Gold GreenBuy Award

PPPL has received a gold GreenBuy award from the U.S. Department of Energy for its green purchasing program in 2012 – winning the award for the second year.

The Laboratory was only one of four laboratories to receive the highest honors for its green buying program and one of two, with the DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., to receive the award for the second year.  

Christie Administration Honors Princeton Plasma Physics Lab As New Jersey's Top Environmental Steward

The Christie Administration has honored the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory as the state's top environmental steward in a Department of Environmental Protection program that encourages companies and facilities to go above and beyond regulatory requirements to protect and enhance New Jersey's environment.

N.J. DEP recognizes PPPL as state’s top environmental steward

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory received an award from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection on Monday recognizing it as the top facility in the state for environmental stewardship.

PPPL is first among more than 750 companies, colleges and universities, hospitals and municipalities enrolled in the DEP’s Environmental Stewardship program, in which facilities voluntarily monitor themselves to improve their sustainability programs.

For Spitzer building, green is gold

The Lyman Spitzer Building, the main administration building at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), has been certified LEED gold, one of the highest environmental distinctions for buildings.

 “We are delighted to receive this designation for the Lyman Spitzer Building — or LSB — from the U.S. Green Building Council,” said Adam Cohen, PPPL’s deputy director for operations. “We spent nearly three years transforming the LSB, which serves as our main office building, into a ‘greener’ and more energy efficient structure.” 


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