PRIDE Industries’ HQ Earns EPA’s ENERGY STAR® for Superior Energy Efficiency

Roseville, Ca. Mar 16, 2011 - PRIDE Industries, a recognized provider of manufacturing and facilities services to business and government, and a leading employer of people with disabilities, has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) prestigious ENERGY STAR for its headquarters building, located in Roseville, Ca.   The EPA’s ENERGY STAR is the national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. This signifies that PRIDE’s headquarters performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency.

“PRIDE is pleased to accept EPA’s ENERGY STAR in recognition of our energy efficiency efforts,” said George Neidhardt, PRIDE Industries’ Chief Facilities Engineer. "Through this achievement we have demonstrated our commitment to environmental stewardship while significantly lowering our energy costs.  This not only demonstrates the types of energy savings program that PRIDE can deliver to its customers, it contributes positively to PRIDE’s bottom line, increasing our capacity to create good jobs for people with disabilities.”

PRIDE’s ENERGY STAR Certification was completed by Dylan Mechanical Construction Services, a mechanical engineering design and project consultation firm based in Angels Camp, CA.  Commercial buildings that earn the ENERGY STAR use an average of 35 percent less energy than typical buildings and also release 35 percent less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.  PRIDE decreased its energy usage while simultaneously increasing its energy efficiency, which resulted in an annual energy cost savings of 46% compared to the national average of similar facilities.

EPA’s ENERGY STAR energy performance scale helps organizations assess how efficiently their buildings use energy relative to similar buildings nationwide. A building that scores a 75 or higher on EPA’s 1-100 scale is eligible for the ENERGY STAR. Commercial buildings that can earn the ENERGY STAR include offices, bank branches, financial centers, retail stores, courthouses, hospitals, hotels, K-12 schools, medical offices, supermarkets, dormitories, houses of worship, and warehouses.

About ENERGY STAR

ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Today, the ENERGY STAR label can be found on more than 60 different kinds of products, new homes, and commercial and industrial buildings. Products and buildings that have earned the ENERGY STAR prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the government. Last year alone, Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved nearly $17 billion on their energy bills while reducing the greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of 30 million vehicles.  For more information about ENERGY STAR visit www.energystar.gov/buildings.

About PRIDE Industries

PRIDE Industries is a nonprofit organization meeting the manufacturing, supply chain, logistics and facilities service needs of business and government nationwide while creating meaningful jobs for people with disabilities. Operating in 10 states and the nation’s capital, PRIDE employs more than 4,000 individuals, including more than 2,400 people with disabilities. Headquartered in Roseville, Ca. PRIDE ranks as the third largest manufacturing and service company in the greater Sacramento region.