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EPA Honors Climate and Stratospheric Ozone Protection

Release Date: 04/13/2004
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Contact: John Millett 202-564-7842 /

(Washington D.C. - April 13, 2004) EPA will recognize 29 individuals and organizations from around the world for outstanding efforts in protecting the Earth’s climate and stratospheric ozone layer. The award recipients have demonstrated ingenuity, leadership and public purpose by achieving reductions of ozone depleting and heat-trapping gas emissions.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony this evening at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Since the annual Stratospheric Protection Awards began in 1990, EPA has awarded 478 individuals and organizations from 40 countries. EPA began the Climate Protection Awards in 1998 and has so far recognized 93 individuals and organizations from 16 countries. This year, there are 17 winners of the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award and 12 winners of the Climate Protection Award from ten countries.

2004 Climate Protection Award Winners:

Interface, Inc., Kennesaw, Ga.
Turbocor, Inc., Dorval, Canada
China Certification Center for Energy Conservation Products (CECP), Beijing, China
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Albany N.Y.
City of San Diego, Calif.
City and County of San Francisco, Calif.
European Commission Fluorinated Gas Team, Brussels, Belgium

Mayor David B. Cohen, Newton, Mass.
Harry Kauffman, HK Energy Consulting Inc., Lambertville, N.J.
Julia Martinez, Instituto Nacional de Ecologa, Mexico City, Mexico

Electrical Inverter Air Conditioning System Team, Kariya, Japan
SF6 Emission Reduction Partnership for the Magnesium Industry and The
International Magnesium Association, Wauconda, Ill.

2004 Stratospheric Ozone Protection Awards

Environment Canada and Health Canada, Toronto and Ottawa, Canada
General Electric Company, Louisville, Ky.
JACO Environmental, Inc., Fullerton, Calif.
NASA Shuttle Environmental Assurance Initiative, Huntsville, Ala.
The NASA White Sands Test Facility, Las Cruces, N.M.
North Carolina Foam Industries, Mount Airy, N.C.
Southern California Edison Company and the Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc., Rosemead, Calif., and Minneapolis, Minn.

Marten Barel BV, Consultant, Roskam, The Netherlands
Ma Mingqing, IRICO Colour Picture Tube Company, Xianyang, China
Marta Pizano, Hortitechnia Ltda., Bogot, Colombia
Joseph A. Senecal, PhD, PE, Kidde-Fenwal, Inc., Holliston, Mass.
Dr. Aman Deep Singh, Customs, Government of India, Raxaul, India
Dean Stanbridge, Steritech Group, Milton, Canada
Dr. Bhadriraju Subramanyam, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
Alan Woodhouse, National Refrigeration and Air conditioning Council, Hawthorn, Australia

Netherlands-U.S. Military & Environmental Halon Leadership Team, multiple locations
Refrigerants Recycling Promotion and Technology Center, Tokyo, Japan

For further technical information about the EPA’s Climate Protection or Stratospheric Ozone Protection Awards, go to: or .