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Standard Aero, Inc. Joins EPA Top-Performance Program
Release Date: 02/26/2008
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Tressa Tillman at 214-665-2200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
(Dallas, Texas – February 26, 2008) Standard Aero, Inc. of San Antonio, Texas, will eliminate tons of waste and reduce energy use and noise as part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s top “green leadership” program. The gas turbine engine repair and maintenance company earned its spot in the
prestigious National Environmental Performance Track program by maintaining a sustained environmental
compliance record and making new commitments to reduce and recycle at its facility.
“Standard Aero is proof that environmental stewardship and economic prosperity can go hand-in-hand,” said EPA Regional Administrator Richard E. Greene. “By committing to conservation, Standard Aero demonstrates that doing what’s good for the environment is also good for business.”
As part of their participation in the program, Standard Aero has committed to do the following reductions over the next three years:
-Reduce total (non-transportation) energy use by 2,090 MMBTUs;
-Further reduce non-hazardous waste generation by 70 tons through process optimization of evaporative systems;
-Further reduce non-hazardous waste generation by 92 tons through recycling plastic, paper, metal, and glass from existing plant trash; and
-Reduce generation of noise from outdoor engine testing by 110 hours
"Standard Aero is proud to be accepted into the National Environmental Performance Track program as partners with the EPA. As part of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, Standard Aero is driven to provide timely solutions and products at the best value to our customers. Our commitment to environmental performance is an important part of this offering," said Standard Aero Corporate Director of Environmental Affairs Brian K. Skrobarcek.
Performance Track recognizes facilities that have a strong record of environmental compliance, set three-year goals for continuous improvements in environmental performance beyond their legal requirements, have internal systems in place to manage their environmental impacts, engage in community outreach and consistently report results.
Since the 2000 launch of this facility-based program, Performance Track membership has grown to 538 members in 49 states and Puerto Rico, and those members have set more than 3,500 goals to benefit the environment in both regulated and unregulated areas. Through goals that have been set since the inception of the program, Performance Track members have reported greenhouse gas reductions of 310,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, reductions in nitrogen oxides of 13,000 tons, and reductions of hazardous waste of 52,000 tons.
Additional information on the Performance Track program: https://www.epa.gov/performancetrack/
More about activities in EPA Region 6: https://www.epa.gov/region6
EPA audio file is available at https://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/audio.htm#audio022608_standard_aero