Washington River Protection Solutions has received the Environmental Star, or E-Star, award from the Department of Energy for recent upgrades at the Hanford 222-S Laboratory.
The award was given for more than $15 million in projects paid for by federal economic stimulus money.
The upgrades include the design and installation of additional office space, a large administration building, a climate-controlled storage facility, a complete roof replacement, light replacement, lab room upgrades and lab room-specific HVAC replacement.
"Green thinking" was part of the design and construction process to make sure the facilities' impact on the environment is minimal.
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E-Star awards are part of an annual pollution prevention tracking and reporting system required by DOE.