2008 Sustainability Showcase Awards

The Alliance held its first Sustainability Showcase awards ceremony at a luncheon held on February 10, 2009.  Secretary Rosario Marin, former Treasurer of the United States and then Secretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency in California, delivered the keynote address and presented awards to the Inland Empire Utilities Agency, Thomas Properties Group and the University of California.

The Inland Empire Utilities Agency was recognized for innovation in integrated resource management, exemplified through a diverse portfolio of best-in-class projects and initiatives that range from green buildings, energy efficient water and wastewater systems and operations, and renewable energy, to fully integrated management of the region’s water, energy, and biosolids resources.

Thomas Properties Group, which partnered with the State and Consumer Services Agency to make the California Environmental Protection Agency headquarters building one of the greenest in the country, was recognized for its leadership in greening California’s real estate and in integrating sustainable design and operations into all aspects of its products, services and investments.

The University of California was recognized for excellence in environmental leadership and the best example of a customer-initiated partnership through which students, employees and campus administrators are successfully collaborating to address climate change, clean energy, green buildings, sustainable transportation, environmental purchasing, and waste reduction on all of the University’s ten campuses.