"We have worked hard towards achieving this energy conservation goal and are proud to be closer to ‘net zero’ and that our building is among the top 25 percent in emissions standards in the U.S," said Laurie Sewell, president and CEO of Servicon.
CULVER CITY, Calif. (PRWEB) November 08, 2021
Servicon, a leading custodial and infection-prevention services provider, announced today that it has received the prestigious ENERGY STAR® rating from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). To receive this certification, a building must rank in the top 25% of its kind in energy efficiency. This designation recognizes Servicon’s facilities for their energy conservation and moves the company one step closer to a “net zero” carbon emissions goal.
ENERGY STAR-rated buildings are certified by the EPA as saving energy, while protecting human health and the environment. Facilities do this by lowering their greenhouse gas emissions without sacrificing occupant comfort.
To be ENERGY STAR-certified, facilities must earn a score of 75 or higher on a scale of 1-100. This score is based on careful measurements that show the facility saves more energy than at least 75% of similar buildings nationwide. The score considers variations, such as differences in operating conditions and regional weather and is verified by an independent third party.
Both Servicon’s 11,000-square-foot headquarters, including its LEED Platinum Certified Learning Center, in Culver City, CA, and its 20,000-square-foot warehouse in Carson, CA, earned the ENERGY STAR designation.
“I’m delighted that Servicon has earned ENERGY STAR certification,” said Laurie Sewell, president and CEO of Servicon. “We have worked hard towards achieving this energy conservation goal and are proud to be closer to ‘net zero’ and that our building is among the top 25 percent in emissions standards in the U.S.”
According to the EPA, commercial, residential and industrial buildings create an estimated 60% of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. These harmful emissions contribute to global warming, resulting in catastrophic climate change that threatens public health and the environment. ENERGY STAR-certified buildings generate 35% fewer of these emissions than typical buildings. If all U.S. buildings achieved ENERGY STAR’s efficiency level, it would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an impressive 20%.
The ENERGY STAR certification demonstrates that Servicon is doing its utmost to protect human health and the environment. In addition, its energy-saving practices help save money on operating costs, which allows Servicon to keep its pricing competitive. The company’s efforts also reduce clients’ supply chain carbon footprint (often referred to as Scope 3 emissions). By choosing a supplier with ENERGY STAR-certified facilities, Servicon’s clients demonstrate their commitment to sustainable procurement practices.
Servicon’s ENERGY STAR certification is the latest in its ongoing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. Servicon also uses energy produced from onsite solar panels and purchases only renewable energy. As a result of these efforts, its facilities are rapidly approaching net zero carbon emissions. Simply defined, net zero refers to attaining a balance between the amount of greenhouse gas produced and the amount removed from the atmosphere.
Servicon’s three-pronged mission is to:
- Provide exemplary environmental, custodial and maintenance services for complex facilities.
- Partner with clients to define, measure and validate goals.
- Do the right thing by clients, people and the community.
To discover more about Servicon’s sustainability efforts, visit servicon.com/sustainability-practices.
At Servicon, we are dedicated to providing exemplary environmental, custodial, and maintenance services for complex facilities throughout California. We partner with our clients to define, measure, and validate goals and always strive to do the right thing by our clients, people, and community. Women-owned and operated, we work and live by our vision of elevating the cleaning industry through integrity, leadership, and innovation. We employ more than 1,600 workers throughout the state of California. For more information, visit servicon.com.