Bonneville Power Administration HQ Wins EPA Green Awards

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By Joshua Baker

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Lloyd EcoDistrict wants to give a big congratulations to the staff at the Bonneville Power Administration HQ building here in the Lloyd for receiving TWO of the EPA’s Federal Green Challenge Awards. The Portland BPA office was recognized for its efforts in green electronics purchasing and sustainable leadership. We are so honored to work alongside these environmental stewards.

2017 Regional Award Winners

Bonneville Power Administration (Portland, Oregon) recipient of the Federal Green Challenge Regional Electronics Award:

The Bonneville Power Administration increased EPEAT registered electronics by 63.7 percent, so that 100 percent of electronics are now EPEAT registered. In FY 2016, BPA’s IT Asset Management sought out lightweight, energy efficient, robust office automation systems with life spans of at least five years. Through BPA’s Master Contract with Dell, the agency was able to find systems that met all of these criteria – in addition to EPEAT Gold classification, and enabling BPA to increase its EPEAT purchases to 100 percent.

Bonneville Power Administration (Portland, Oregon) recipient of the Federal Green Challenge Regional Leadership Award:

The Bonneville Power Administration’s headquarters sit in the heart of the Lloyd neighborhood, a business district of 24,000 employees and 11 million square feet of development. In 2010, BPA’s Sustainability Program began a partnership with the Lloyd EcoDistrict nonprofit in an effort to transform this neighborhood into “the most sustainable business district in North America.” BPA has been key in maintaining momentum in projects, working group meetings, and reporting efforts. It has been a leader and “test case” for new methods and technologies, helped shape EcoDistrict strategy and priorities, and even provided capacity around data tracking and analysis. The agency considers its participation in Lloyd EcoDistrict a vital part of contributing to the neighborhood and supporting the communities it serves.

Read more about the other national winners.