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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Joan Olson (630) 407-6015 or Evan Shields (630) 407-6022

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

DuPage County Receives Illinois Sustainability Award

DuPage County was one of 27 organizations or companies in Illinois that received the award for its significant achievements in protecting the environment, helping sustain the future, and improving the economy. The winners were announced last week during a ceremony at the Union League Club in Chicago.

The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center administers the awards, which are presented to organizations in Illinois that have demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence through outstanding and innovative sustainability practices. DuPage County received the award based on the Vactor Receiving Station, the electric car charging station located on campus, the County’s Sustainability Best Practices Guide, traffic signal upgrades, installation of energy-efficient lighting on campus, and other efforts to reduce waste and increase energy. Thanks to these energy efficiencies, the County saves more than $868,000 annually.

“DuPage County remains committed to being environmentally friendly and finding ways to reduce energy consumption,” said County Board Chairman Dan Cronin. “This recognition demonstrates being energy efficient also benefits taxpayers.” 

Any Illinois public or private organization is eligible to apply for the award. Winners are selected through a rigorous process of review and examination by ISTC technical assistance experts. 

For more information on the Illinois Sustainability Awards program, visit www.itsc.illinois.edu.