Trihydro Corporation’s headquarters and West Wing office earned 2017 ENERGY STAR certifications from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for superior energy performance. Commercial buildings that earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR use 35 percent less energy and generate 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar buildings across the nation. This marks the seventh year Trihydro’s West Wing office has received the certification and the 12th year for Trihydro’s main headquarters building. Both offices are located in Laramie, Wyoming.
“We are honored to once again earn the ENERGY STAR certification for our headquarters building and West Wing office building in Laramie, Wyoming,” said Jack Bedessem, Trihydro President and CEO. “We strive to be the best company we can be for our customers, our employees, our community, and our environment. Saving energy is just one of the ways we do our part to protect the environment and public health, both today and for future generations.”
In 2005, the Trihydro headquarters building was named Wyoming's first privately-owned building to receive the ENERGY STAR label. The 23,200-square foot headquarters building has many eco-conscious features including carpet tiles composed of 100% recycled plastic, a programmable HVAC system to allow flexible heating and air conditioning, flooring made from the bark of cork trees, plumbing features that promote water conservation, break room cabinets made of compressed sunflower seed bi-products, and 360-degree natural lighting. The West Wing office, which was completed in 2009, has many similar green features, as well as a captured heat recirculation system. More about ENERGY STAR
EPA’s ENERGY STAR energy performance scale helps organizations assess how efficiently their buildings use energy relative to similar buildings nationwide. Commercial buildings that can earn the ENERGY STAR include offices, bank branches, retail stores, courthouses, hospitals, hotels, K-12 schools, supermarkets, and warehouses.
ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Certified buildings and plants are verified to perform in the top 25 percent of buildings nationwide. ENERGY STAR is the only energy efficiency certification in the United States that is based on actual, verified energy performance.
For more information about ENERGY STAR Certification for Commercial Buildings, visit: https://www.energystar.gov/buildings