Port of Oakland receives eleventh consecutive energy star certification

Oakland, Calif.–April 4, 2017:  Port of Oakland headquarters located at 530 Water Street just received its eleventh consecutive Energy Star certification. Every year the U.S. EPA recognizes buildings nationwide for energy efficiency. Port headquarters is one of only 70 buildings in the State of California to receive an Energy Star.

Port headquarters ranked in the top 19% of EPA benchmarked facilities nationwide. To achieve an Energy Star award, a building must rank among the top 25% most energy efficient buildings in the market. Factors that affect scoring include building systems, operational hours, climate controls, equipment scheduling, and equipment monitoring. According to the EPA, on average, Energy Star certified buildings use 35 percent less energy and cause 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar buildings.

“Environmental advocacy is an integral part of our Port of Oakland workforce culture,” said Port of Oakland Director of Environmental Programs and Planning Richard Sinkoff. “The Energy Star Award recognizes energy efficiency in Port buildings as a key element of the Port’s sustainability program.”

During the past year, the Port of Oakland has implemented energy-saving measures that use less power for heating, air conditioning, and office equipment.

About the Port of Oakland:The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport, and 20 miles of waterfront including Jack London Square. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States. Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.

Media Contacts:
Marilyn Sandifur
Port Spokesperson
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1193
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Robert Bernardo
Communications Manager
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1401
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