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American College of Physicians Earns EPA’s ENERGY STAR for Superior Energy Performance

PHILADELPHIA, September 10, 2009 -- The American College of Physicians (ACP) has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR award for a second consecutive year.

Headquartered on Independence Mall in Philadelphia, ACP ranks in the top 25 percent of energy efficient commercial buildings in the nation.

“This award is a result of our staff’s continued commitment to conservation,” said ACP’s John Tooker, MD, MBA, FACP, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer.

ACP reduced building energy use by managing summertime temperature set points, installing lighting occupancy sensors, and resetting building lighting schedules.

Products and buildings that have earned the ENERGY STAR designation prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict specifications set by the government.

The ENERGY STAR recognizes buildings that use 40 percent less energy than average buildings and release 35 percent less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, while still providing quality service and comfort to occupants.

The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include 129,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internists specialize in the prevention, detection, and treatment of illness in adults. Follow ACP on Twitter and Facebook.

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