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UDC Receives Honor for its Energy Efficiency Efforts

Washington, DC – The University of the District of Columbia was recently named one of the 2012 Northeast Business Leaders for Energy Efficiency by the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP). NEEP recognized UDC’s commitment to sustainable innovation and for its contribution in keeping the Northeast region a national leader in accelerating energy efficiency.

“Through our partnership with the DC Sustainable Energy Utility, we were able to accelerate the completion of some lighting efficiency projects this year,” says Barbara Jumper, Vice President for Facilities, Real Estate and Safety. “We are proud to accept this award and will use it as a springboard to even greater achievements in the future.”

This award puts UDC in distinguished company. Previous winners include Princeton University, Syracuse University, BAE Systems, and Bigelow Teas.

UDC and the other honorees were all recognized at the Northeast Energy Efficiency Summit June 14 in Stamford, CT.

For more information about UDC’s Sustainability Initiative, visit

As the only urban land-grant institution in the United States, the University of the District of Columbia ( supports a broad mission of education, research and community service across all member colleges and schools, which include the Community College, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, College Arts and Sciences, School of Business and Public Administration, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and David A. Clarke School of Law.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University's EO Policy Statement, please visit:

The University of the District of Columbia is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education - 3624 Market Street - Philadelphia, PA 19104 - 267.284.5000

Contact: Alan Etter, Vice President of University Relations & Public Affairs,, 202.345.6371