USPS releases Sustainability and Energy Scorecard

USPS has submitted its Sustainability and Energy Scorecard to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

The Postal Service noted progress in several areas. It said it’s 22.4 percent toward meeting its goal of a 30 percent reduction in facility energy use by fiscal year (FY) 2015.

And, its greenhouse gas emissions were 16.1 percent in 2011 well on the way to a 20 percent reduction goal by 2020.

“The Postal Service is committed to being a sustainability leader and these scorecard results demonstrate great progress toward sustainability goals,” said Chief Sustainability Officer Thomas G. Day.

USPS uses high efficiency lighting, recycled building materials, solar energy systems and low water use fixtures to reduce energy and water intensity.

Despite improving the efficiency of its delivery routes, the Postal Service’s petroleum use has increased 6.4 percent since 2005. This is attributed to the nation’s continuing growth — nearly 1 million addresses are added to the delivery network annually — and an aging fleet of postal delivery vehicles.

Until funding for a new fleet becomes available, USPS will rely on its 41,000 vehicles that use ethanol, biodiesel, compressed natural gas, propane and electricity.

Click here to view the Postal Service’s OMB Sustainability and Energy Scorecard.

via  USPS News Link