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University aims high in quest for energy efficiency and sustainability

June 17, 2010
NEW YORK — Fordham University''s efforts to reduce energy use and foster sustainability have earned high praise from the New York Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers, according to Fordham University.
The university received the association''s annual "Corporate Energy Management of the Year" award on June 15 in a ceremony at the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen in Manhattan, the article stated.
The award, which is given for "outstanding accomplishments in developing, managing and implementing a corporate or organizational energy management program," was presented to Marc Valera, vice president for facilities management, the article noted.
"It''s wonderful for the university''s efforts to be recognized by professionals in the field," Valera said.
"Fordham understands the connection between energy use and sustainability and has worked diligently to be a good steward of our physical assets," Valera added.
According to the article, Fordham is well on its way to meeting New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg''s challenge — issued in 2007 to colleges and universities — to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2017, having already has reduced its emissions by 21 percent.
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