Noblis Earns 2008 Green Leadership Award

Noblis, Inc., a nonprofit science, technology and strategy organization based in Falls Church, Virginia, tonight was named one of five technology companies selected for the national capital area 2008 Green Leadership Awards.
 
 
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Oct. 28, 2008 - PRLog -- Noblis, Inc., a nonprofit science, technology and strategy organization based in Falls Church, Virginia, was named one of five technology companies selected for the national capital area 2008 Green Leadership Awards.  The award will be presented at a ceremony tonight in Rockville, Maryland.  

Sponsored by Bisnow on Business, the Tower Companies, the U.S. Green Building Council – National Capital Region, and the George Washington University, the 2008 Green Leadership Awards are designed to honor the best examples of how to promote green goals and benefits.  More than 100 technology companies were nominated in the national capital area.  

“Noblis is committed to ‘Going Green’ to promote environmental stewardship and sustainability,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Amr ElSawy.  “We are particularly proud of our innovative greenhouse gases measuring tool to calculate and further reduce carbon emissions, which we hope to share with other companies to help promote local and global green consciousness.”

Noblis was recognized by the Green Leadership committee for its new carbon footprint analysis software.  Utilizing its greenhouse gas (GHG) enterprise model, Noblis estimates its energy-saving efforts have cut its carbon emissions by 160.72 tons, or more than seven percent, in the first six months of 2008 compared to the same time period in 2007.

The Noblis model also has the potential to help other companies reduce their carbon footprint, which increases the likelihood that Noblis energy-savings, emissions and waste reduction contributions will expand beyond its particular efforts to benefit the greater Washington Metropolitan area and the global environment.  A diverse group of 12 organizations is currently participating in a test of the model software, including state and local government agencies, non profits, trade associations, defense contractors, and other industry representatives.

ElSawy noted Noblis also has taken a leadership role in recycling efforts.  Its computer recycling program was the first to be instituted voluntarily by a business in Fairfax County, Virginia.  In the past year, approximately 32 percent of the total Noblis waste stream was recycled, amounting to 33.9 tons.  For the fourth consecutive year, Noblis has been awarded the 2007-2008 Fairfax County Business Recycling Excellence Award.  

About Noblis
Noblis is a nonprofit science, technology and strategy organization that helps clients in the public and private sector solve complex scientific, systems, process, and infrastructure problems in ways to benefit the public. It brings the best of scientific thought, management and engineering know-how to find practical, efficient and effective solutions. Noblis is at work in many fields, including national security and intelligence; transportation; health innovation; enterprise services; energy and environmental sustainability; and oceans, atmosphere and space. Noblis recently was named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” for 2008 by the Ethisphere Institute at a joint conference with Forbes magazine.  For more information about Noblis, see www.noblis.org.  

For more information about the 2008 Green Leadership Awards, see http://www.bisnow.com/events/greenawards08.htm.

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Noblis is a nonprofit science, technology and strategy organization that helps clients in the public and private sector solve complex scientific, systems, process, and infrastructure problems in ways that benefit the public. It brings the best of scientific thought, management and engineering know-how to find practical, efficient and effective solutions. Noblis is at work in many fields, including national security and intelligence; transportation; health innovation; enterprise services; energy and environmental sustainability; and oceans, atmosphere and space. Noblis recently was named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” for 2008 by the Ethisphere Institute at a joint conference with Forbes magazine. For more information about Noblis, see www.noblis.org.
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