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WASD partners with the U.S. Department of Energy and visits the White House to explore cost effective energy efficiency measures

MIAMI (May 13, 2016)

The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) through its partnership with the United States Department of Energy (US DOE) in the Combined Heat and Power and Wastewater Treatment Plant Accelerators and the Better Plants Challenge is working to explore and incorporate cost effective energy efficiency measures in its ongoing $13.5 Billion Capital Improvement Program and at other WASD facilities as part of its overall Utility Resiliency Plan. 
 
WASD is proud to be one of the few utilities nationwide that was part of the inaugural partnership that took place on Monday, May 9, 2016, at the White House. 
 
“The partnership will enable us to tap into ongoing technical assistance from the US DOE and Oak Ridge National Laboratory to perform energy assessments and identify opportunities for incorporating energy efficiency measures within the Utility,” said Lester Sola, WASD Director.
 
The Better Buildings Combined Heat and Power for Resiliency Accelerator supports the President Obama's Climate Action Plan with a goal to accelerate investment in energy efficiency improvement projects across the country. The initiative is an effort to make commercial, public, industrial, and residential buildings 20 percent more energy efficient during the next decade.
 
WASD’s Utility Resiliency Plan aims to incorporate energy efficient measures in technical design standards and capital projects, which will reduce energy costs and the carbon footprint of the water and wastewater treatment plants. 
 
It is the priority of the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department to provide safe, reliable service to its customers. For additional information about Department services and programs, visit the website.

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