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06/05/2014

ICE wins 2014 Federal Green Challenge award

From left to right: Arne Newman, Asad Gilani (Program Manager Energy), Tom Sgroi (Senior Sustainability Officer), Blake Hamilton, David Frankel, Quenton Brown (Chief of Staff), Dennis Cotter, & Daniel Perkins.
From left to right: Arne Newman, Asad Gilani (Program Manager Energy), Tom Sgroi (Senior Sustainability Officer), Blake Hamilton, David Frankel, Quenton Brown (Chief of Staff), Dennis Cotter, & Daniel Perkins.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Sustainability Program was recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the winner of the EPA Mid-Atlantic, 2014 Federal Green Challenge, Overall Regional Award.

The Federal Green Challenge is a national effort under EPA's Sustainable Materials Management Program, which challenges EPA and other federal agencies throughout the country to lead by example in reducing the federal government's environmental impact.

The award nomination was submitted for the ICE Sustainability Program accomplishments in Fiscal Year 2013 for innovating new ideas to implement energy conservation projects and providing education and outreach to employees at the ICE-owned facilities.

Tom Sgroi, ICE's Senior Sustainability Officer, said, "This award is a credit to the hard work of the ICE employees who contributed to this important effort. This is another step along the path of ICE's goal to become the greenest law enforcement agency in the country."

EPA recognized ICE accomplishment and overall commitment to energy efficiency, saving money, improving work environment and reducing ICE's carbon footprint (greenhouse gas emissions).

Asad Gilani, ICE Program Manager Energy & Sustainability said, "Minimizing energy waste saves money for our mission needs, improves the working environment at our facilities, and helps ICE and DHS meet the Federal energy and water mandates. It's a winning formula for everyone."

Learn more about the Federal Green Challenge awards.