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|ANAHEIM PUBLIC UTILITIES LEADS IN SUSTAINABLE INITIATIVES|
ANAHEIM, CA - (February 13, 2009) - Anaheim Public Utilities has just released its report, “Top Sustainable Accomplishments” highlighting achievements in energy efficiency, water conservation, green building, and its use of clean technology. Besides describing the success of Anaheim’s Advantage Services, the report also provides a snapshot of the energy and water savings to date, and the City’s emission reductions over the past decade.
Among the accomplishments outlined in the report are Anaheim’s numerous rebates and incentives offered in areas such as solar panel installation, free shade trees, and green building. The success of such programs has allowed the City to proactively address pending regulatory mandates that requires lower carbon emissions output and greater water conservation.
“I’m pleased that our sustainable programs and technologies have benefited a number of our customers, allowing them to enjoy greater cost savings while contributing to a cleaner Anaheim,” says Marcie Edwards, General Manager of Anaheim Public Utilities.
Anaheim has also been a leader in embracing private industry partnerships to deliver emerging new technologies to its residents and customers. In 2007, the first solar glass curtain wall – an advanced new technology capable of providing renewable energy – was installed at the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim. The project was reflective of a renewed focus on creativity and technological advancement that Anaheim displayed since developing its “one of a kind” underground substation.
The Top Ten Sustainable Accomplishments are highlighted below:
To learn more about Anaheim’s energy efficient and water saving programs, visit www.anaheim.net, click on Public Utilities and then Advantage Services, or click on Anaheim Anytime and type in “sustainable efforts.”
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ABOUT ANAHEIM – The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation's premier municipalities and is one of California's most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 343,000 residents and more than 2,950 City employees. The municipal corporation's annual budget is $1.5 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc., L-3 Communications, Pacific Sunwear, and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including Angels Baseball, Anaheim Ducks, the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team, the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team, and the Professional Arena Soccer League Anaheim Bolts. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with the Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast, Honda Center, City National Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim GardenWalk, and Angel Stadium of Anaheim. In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes millions of visitors to the city, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.
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