NASA, EPA and DOD among those recognizing Boeing
**This is the sixth article in a series focusing on The Boeing Company's environmental performance and progress in 2016. Visit www.boeing.com/environment for more information.**
Boeing’s environmental leadership and actions have earned awards and recognitions for factory and facility operations as well as for our products. Awards received in 2017 and 2016 include:
The 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the company’s continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. This is the seventh consecutive year the company has received an ENERGY STAR award.
The 2017 Pretreatment Excellence Award from Gresham, Oregon, for Boeing Portland’s achievement in reaching 100 percent compliance with the site’s Industrial Wastewater Discharge permit, the 15th consecutive year of perfect compliance.
The 2017 Blue Marble Award from NASA for collaboration on the Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) Program for studies on blended wing body/structures and technologies tested on the 2015 ecoDemonstrator program’s 757 platform.
The 2016 Crystal Cabin Award from the Crystal Cabin Award Association for excellence in aircraft interior innovation. The award for “Greener Cabin, Health, Safety and Environment” category recognized Boeing's prototype lavatory that uses ultraviolet (UV) light to sanitize all lavatory surfaces without the use of chemicals.
The 2016 Gold Award from King County for maintaining zero industrial wastewater compliance violations at several facilities in Puget Sound. North Boeing Field in particular has received its fourth consecutive Commitment to Compliance Award for earning a Gold Award for five consecutive years.
The 2016 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: BOOTCAMP! Award from the EPA for a competition among several buildings at the Renton, Washington, site that significantly improved energy conservation.
The 2016 Energy Champion Award from the California Energy Efficiency Industry Council for “excellence in advancing energy efficiency.” The award recognizes Boeing and its consultant partner Nexant for implementing measures that achieved more than 4.5 million kWh (16,200 gigajoules) of verified energy savings annually in 70 Boeing buildings, with an additional 4 million kWh (14,400 gigajoules) of potential savings identified and being implemented.
Membership in the Environmental Excellence Program with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (renewed in 2016). The program’s goal is to “promote and practice pollution prevention, energy and other resource conservation, and to strive for continuous environmental improvement.”
The 2016 Green Business Award from Utah Business magazine, recognizing Boeing Salt Lake’s programs and practices that promote environmental sustainability.
The 2016 Resource Conservation Management Award from Seattle-based utility Puget Sound Energy for reducing energy consumption with low-cost conservation projects and recognizing the conservation efforts of maintenance teams at the Renton, Washington, site.
The 2016 Conservation Leader of the Year Award from the Snohomish County, Washington, conservation District for initiatives to recycle unused carbon fiber, retrofit the Auburn, Washington, site with a rain garden and engage employees and local communities around stormwater solutions.
The 2016 Environmental Excellence Award from the World Organization of Dredging Associations for the restoration and remediation of the Duwamish Waterway in Seattle, Washington.
The 2016 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award for Boeing’s KC-46 air refueling tanker for the U.S. Air Force. The award recognizes “exceptional environmental achievements and innovative, cost-effective environmental practices.”
The 2015 Chief of Naval Operations Environmental Award (received in 2016) for the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. The award cites the aircraft’s compliance with international, federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations.
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