Monday, December 27, 2010

Richmond Receives Award for Environmental Pioneering Work

The city of Richmond received the Sierra Club Falls of the James Group's Green Giant Award for it's environmental pioneering work, as it is the first major locality in the region to hire a sustainability manager and an energy manager to develop a comprehensive program to improve overall energy performance and increase sustainability. Among other items, the comprehensive program includes establishing a baseline greenhouse gas emissions inventory, retrofitting 220 intersections with LED lights by the end of 2010, and creating two new green alleys with permeable pavers to reduce storm water run-off. To read the full story through the Alliance for Innovation website, please click here.