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Posted: 5/23/2008 - 0 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ]
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Engineering Company Is First Design Firm to Earn “Champion for Change” Award SAN FRANCISCO--Consulting and engineering firm Mazzetti & Associates has earned a “Champion for Change” award for the second year in row, announced company President Walt Vernon. The award is given by Practice Greenhealth (formerly Hospitals for a Healthy Environment) and recognizes companies that have made extraordinary efforts to both green their operations and help others in the healthcare industry reduce their impacts on the environment. The award has traditionally been given to health care companies that operate hospitals and clinics, but is not usually given to design firms. Mazzetti has a broad health care design practice in the Western U.S., including clients such as Kaiser Permanente, St. Joseph Health System and Stanford University Medical Center. “We are very proud to receive this award today,” said Vernon. “Our clients are at the forefront of saving energy, reducing costs and helping to fight climate change, and we feel privileged to be able to work with them.” Mazzetti’s full range of client services includes mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and technology engineering design and consulting. In addition, the firm recently announced that it would provide climate change consulting to clients who wish to reduce their buildings’ greenhouse gas emissions. In accepting the award, Vernon indicated that he believes the companies that recognize the impacts of their buildings on the environment and try to do something about it will benefit in the future. “There is little doubt that more environmental regulation and carbon markets are coming,” Vernon said. “We believe that building owners who prepare for a carbon-constrained future will fare much better than those who wait for the regulations to take hold and who have to act with their backs against the wall.” Founded in 1962, M&A is a full-service mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and technology consulting and design firm, with offices in San Francisco, Irvine, and Sacramento, California and Portland, Oregon. The firm serves the health care, mission critical, and science and technology, and higher education sectors. M & A was one of the first engineering firms in the U.S. to add a climate consulting practice to their list of client services, offering advice on measuring, reducing and monetizing client greenhouse gas emissions.
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