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Office of Sustainability Newsroom - 2010 Archive

Louisville Energy Program to Save City $13.5 Million
Energy efficient facility improvements at 24 city buildings in Louisville, KY, are expected to save the city more than $13 million in energy costs over 15 years, the city announced today. The comprehensive energy program is also expected to support the local economy through the creation of more than 80 jobs and $10 million in community spending.

TARC Adds More Air-Friendly Hybrid Buses
TARC’s fleet of environmentally-friendly buses will increase to 21 with the arrival of nine new Gillig hybrid-electric buses. Seven of them were funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and two from a variety of federal and state sources.

Riehm Environmental Award Goes to UofL's Larry Owsley
The first Joan Riehm Environmental Leadership Award was presented today to a University of Louisville administrator who “walks the walk” when it comes to environmental sustainability, said his nominators. Larry Owsley, UofL’s vice president for business affairs, received the award created by the Partnership for a Green City – a collaboration among UofL, Louisville city government and the Jefferson County Public Schools.

Louisville Named Tree City USA Community on Arbor Day
Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear today commemorated Kentucky’s 114th annual Arbor Day event by joining Louisville Metro Government and the Kentucky Division of Forestry in hosting a tree planting ceremony in Louisville. Gov. Steve Beshear also proclaimed April 15 Arbor Day in the Commonwealth.

Mayor Presents Kilowatt Crackdown Awards
Mayor Jerry Abramson, along with members of the Louisville Energy Alliance and the Environmental Protection Agency recognized the winners and participants in Louisville’s inaugural Kilowatt Crackdown competition.

Abramson to Accept ENERGY STAR Partner Award
Mayor Jerry Abramson travels to Washington, D.C. today to attend the 2010 ENERGY STAR Awards where he will accept an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award on behalf of Louisville Metro Government.

EPA Names Metro Government ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Louisville Metro Government with a 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for the city’s outstanding efforts to become more energy efficient and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.