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May 14, 2003

Eighteen Veterans Hospitals Earn the Energy Star Label

DOE and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the Energy Star to 18 Veterans Affairs medical centers on May 14th. The winning medical centers were identified and qualified through a joint effort of EPA, DOE's Federal Energy Management Program, DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The energy-efficient medical centers are located in 16 states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Massachusetts, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington. See the DOE press release.

The joint EPA/DOE Energy Star program for rating and labeling building energy performance, now in its fourth year, has recognized more than 1,000 U.S. buildings as models of energy efficiency. The program recognizes buildings that are within the top 25 percent in the nation in energy efficiency, as compared to similar buildings (such as hospitals). The Energy Star Web site includes a database of Energy-Star-labeled buildings, which in turn links to detailed information on 15 of the 18 Veterans Affairs medical centers. To go directly to that list, click on this link and then click on "Submit."