The 72,500-acre Aberdeen Proving Ground has been named to the Top Earth Day Champions list for its success in reducing harmful carbon emission and energy waste. The facility has a goal of reducing energy consumption 30 percent by 2015.
Aberdeen Proving Ground is ranked third on the Earth Day Champions list; has reduced its carbon footprint by more than 24,499 metric tons – the equivalent of planting 5,224 acres of pine forests; and has modernized and upgraded more than 2,000 buildings.
The Earth Day Champions list is compiled by Johnson Controls, the global leader in delivering solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings. The list is selected from the most successful efficiency projects across the country. The combined carbon reduction of the Top Earth Day Champions is the equivalent of planting a 45,000 acre pine forest.
Carbon emissions from buildings are predicted to grow faster than any other sector in the next 25 years, according to the U.S. Green Building Council, making building efficiency critically important for the environment.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun