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TODAY: EPA Chief in Miami to highlight water and energy savings at new green building development

Release Date: 01/05/2012
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, (404) 562-8421, harris-young.dawn@epa.gov

ATLANTA – Today, EPA Administrator and Obama Cabinet member, Lisa P. Jackson will travel to Miami to meet with local green business leaders and tour the Brownsville Transit Village, a new environmentally sustainable building project in an underserved community that incorporates water and energy-saving features.

The project, set to open in March, is being developed by Carlisle Development Group, which creates environmentally sustainable affordable housing. Carlisle is working in partnership with Alterna Corp., an EPA WaterSense partner and leading distributor of green building products. Estimated water savings of Brownsville Transit Village are over 5 million gallons per year and roughly $50,000 per year in utility savings (i.e., compared to standard plumbing fixtures).

EPA's WaterSense initiative brings together local water utilities, governments, product manufacturers, and retailers to promote water efficiency, and enhance the market through innovation and product design for water efficient products, programs, and practices. EPA and its WaterSense partners have helped Americans save 125 billion gallons of water and more than $2 billion in water and energy bills. By reducing water consumption, the program has reduced 6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, protecting the health of Americans.


What: Tour of Brownsville Transit Village

Who: EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson
Nick Gunia, President, Alterna Corp.
Matthew Greer, Carlisle Development Group

When: Thursday, January 5, 2012, from 12:00 p.m. until 12:45 p.m. EST

Where: Brownsville Transit Village, 5200 NW 27 Avenue, Miami, FL


This event is in partnership with The White House Business Council and Business Forward and is open to the press. To join the tour, media should e-mail an RSVP to harris-young.dawn@epa.gov or call 404-562-8421.

Parking is available in the Brownsville Transit Village garage on 29th Avenue.