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DNV GL receives U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Leadership Award for RICAPS initiative in San Mateo County

Award recognizes DNV GL and San Mateo County’s collaboration on leading edge climate initiativesPartnership establishes objectives to measurably address greenhouse gas reduction goalsRICAPS program facilitates knowledge sharing in sustainability best practices for member cities throughout the county OAKLAND, Calif., March 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DNV GL’s work with San Mateo’s Regionally Integrated Climate Action Planning Suite (RICAPS) initiative was honored today by the U.S. Environmental Agency’s (EPA) Climate Leadership Award in the Innovative Partnerships category. Presented by the EPA in conjunction with the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry (TCR), this award recognizes organizations working collaboratively on leading edge climate initiatives. These partnerships have collectively established objectives to measurably address greenhouse gas reduction goals and/or adaptation and resilience activities. The award will be presented during an awards dinner held in conjunction with the 2017 Climate Leadership Conference in Chicago.  A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/3e15b113-257e-4441-afdc-507d3660df78 The RICAPS initiative, which is managed by staff from the County of San Mateo Office of Sustainability, assists the 21 local jurisdictions in the county to develop and implement climate action plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions countywide. To support the RICAPS program, DNV GL developed a suite of tools including a greenhouse gas reduction measure analysis tool, word document templates and approaches for tracking climate action planning progress. DNV GL also provided individualized technical assistance to facilitate the development of climate action plans focused on strategies including energy efficiency, distributed energy resources, high performance buildings, waste diversion, water conservation and transportation demand management. “Local governments are truly on the forefront of climate action and sustainability to create a higher living standard for their residents and help their communities grow and thrive,” said Betty Seto, head of DNV GL’s Sustainable Buildings and Communities team. “The RICAPS initiative serves as a model for regional collaboration to develop customized tools and technical support that allow all cities and towns to take action on clean energy and climate goals.” Since 2011, DNV GL has served as the technical assistance provider for countywide climate planning for each of the cities in the program and San Mateo County. As a result of the RICAPS program, all of the cities in San Mateo County have either implemented climate action plans or are in the process of completing one. For more information about the RICAPS Program, visit http://www.smcenergywatch.com/countywide-climate-action/ricaps-tools More information about the 2017 Climate Leadership Award winners is available at http://www.epa.gov/climateleadership/2017-climate-leadership-award-winners    DNV GLDriven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries. Operating in more than 100 countries, our professionals are dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener. In the Energy IndustryIn DNV GL we unite the strengths of DNV, KEMA, Garrad Hassan and GL Renewables Certification. DNV GL’s 2,500 energy experts support customers around the globe in delivering a safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable energy supply. We deliver world-renowned testing, certification and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Our expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribu­tion, smart grids and sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations. Our testing, certification and advisory services are delivered independent from each other. Learn more at www.dnvgl.com/energy.Bethany GenierMarketing Communications Advisor, AmericasDNV GL – EnergyE-mail bethany.genier@dnvgl.comDirect +1 781 418 5734
Nancy BroePublic Relations DirectorMcDonnell Group, Inc.Direct: +1-404-583-0003, Extension 105nancy@themcdonnellgroup.com

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