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Balfour Beatty communities recognized for commitment to energy efficiency
Apr, 25 2012
(Newtown Square, Pa.) -- Balfour Beatty Communities, LLC, a subsidiary of Balfour Beatty Capital Group, Inc. and one of the leading Public-Private Partnership (PPP or P3) providers of housing, lifestyle and community solutions for members of the U.S. military and their families, has been recognized by the Fort Bliss Directorate of Public Works-Environmental Division (DPW-E) with a 2012 Earth Day Award for Environmental and Energy Excellence. Balfour Beatty Communities earned this award in the Business/Community Energy Efficiency category.
The Fort Bliss DPW-E sponsors the Earth Day Awards to honor those individuals and organizations whose significant contributions assisted Fort Bliss in meeting its environmental obligations in the prior year. The Balfour Beatty Communities team at Fort Bliss was recognized for energy efficiency improvements they made to both new and existing homes at the installation in 2011, as well as for their work in implementing the Live Army Green program, a Department of Defense initiative that encourages energy conservation by residents.
“It is an honor to be recognized for our deep commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency. Balfour Beatty takes our responsibility to the environment very seriously and we strive to embed sustainability in everything we do,” said Chris Williams, President, Balfour Beatty Communities. “Both Balfour Beatty Communities and the Army are closely aligned in our mutual commitment to the environment. We look forward to continuing to partner with them on a variety of sustainability and energy efficiency programs.”
The 2012 Annual Environmental Awards were presented today at the Fort Bliss Museum, Fort Bliss, Texas.
About Balfour Beatty Communities
Balfour Beatty Communities, LLC, a subsidiary of Balfour Beatty Capital Group, Inc., is responsible for the development, renovation, operation and management of military privatization housing projects for the U.S. Departments of the Army, Navy and Air Force. Setting the industry standard, the company is committed to sustainable business practices and is a leader in the military housing Public-Private Partnership (PPP or P3) industry, currently providing services to members of the U.S. military and their families residing at 48 military communities in 26 states and Washington D.C. For more information, visit balfourbeattycommunities.com.
About Balfour Beatty Capital Group
Balfour Beatty Capital Group, Inc. specializes in partnering with government entities and high performing public sector firms to implement their strategic plans through a Public-Private Partnership (PPP/P3) model. Through the Company’s four divisions, Balfour Beatty Communities, LLC, Balfour Beatty Capital, Inc., Balfour Beatty Energy Solutions, LLC, and Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions, LLC, it is one of the leading providers of PPP projects in the United States with over 1,000 employees nationwide. For more information, visit bbcgrp.com.
Balfour Beatty Capital Group is a part of Balfour Beatty plc, the largest UK-based international infrastructure group operating in professional services, construction services, support services and infrastructure investments, with a proud and successful history extending back 100 years.
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