In an effort to be more environmentally conscious, Ruskin announced that it has come an Energy Star partner.

“Becoming an Energy Star partner is more than symbolic,” said Tom Edwards, Ruskin president. “It requires a long-term commitment in both people and financial resources. And while the requirements to be a partner are extensive, the end result of preserving the environment for future generations is worth it.”

In partnership with Energy Star, Ruskin will be required to measure and track the energy performance of its facilities, where possible, by using tools offered through Energy Star. The company will need to develop and implement a plan consistent with the Energy Star energy-management guidelines to achieve energy savings, and help spread the word about the importance of energy efficiency to its staff and community .

“Energy Star partners such as Ruskin are leading the fight for energy reduction by improving the efficiency of their buildings and facilities,” said Kathleen Hogan, director of the Environmental Protection Agency’s climate protection partnership division. “We applaud these efforts to help protect our global environment for generations to come.”