For Immediate Release
DC - Pepco's WaterShed Sustainability Center has received Corporate Lands for Learning certification from the Wildlife
Habitat Council (WHC). Pepco's environmental stewardship was formally
recognized at an awards banquet Tuesday during the WHC's 26th Annual Symposium.
The Corporate Lands for Learning certification recognizes corporate
lands that offer first-hand learning opportunities by using the habitat as a
tool for teaching people to explore ecological concepts and the human role in
conservation and encourage young people to explore careers in science- and
"Pepco takes its role in environmental
stewardship seriously and is committed to educating our customers about energy efficient
and environmentally friendly practices," said Dave Velazquez, executive vice
president, Power Delivery, for Pepco Holdings Inc. "This recognition of this example of our
stewardship is very gratifying."
purchased the WaterShed Sustainability Center from the University of Maryland after
its first-place victory among 19 competitors in the U.S. Department of Energy's
2011 Solar Decathlon. The company believed the WaterShed Sustainability Center deserved
a permanent home to continue its service to the community as a center for
sustainable design as well as educate customers on the benefits of energy
efficiency and company investments in smart grid technologies.
Pepco WaterShed Sustainability Center features a solar home and hands-on,
interactive displays that educate visitors with energy-saving ideas they can
apply in their own homes. If you can't visit in person, the Helpful Ways to Save
brochure is another source for energy saving tips.
WaterShed Sustainability Center located at Pepco's Rockville Service Center is
open to the public and is a unique outing opportunity for students and
educators. Visitors are encouraged to see comfortable, sustainable and
energy-efficient practices at work. For large groups, organizers are asked to contact
Scott Tjaden at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a visit.
rights of way in Maryland and the Benning Service Center in the District of
Columbia are also WHC-certified as Wildlife