The U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has been named the 2012 Federal Partner of the Year for reducing its carbon footprint by cutting the amount of waste it sends to landfills.
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.
The Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has received a Sustainability Award from the Department of Energy for reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions 48 percent since 2008 – far exceeding the DOE’s goals of a 28 percent reduction.
“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.”
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory managed by Princeton University.
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