Daniel Island Academy is a private preschool located in the City of Charleston which serves approximately 280 children. It is being recognized for its efforts in implementing an anti-idling campaign and educating staff, students and parents on the negative health andenvironmental impact of vehicle idling. The school takes pride in encouraging their teachers to attend training and educational workshops, and sharing innovative ideas that engage and educate their children in the classroom on being good environmental stewards.
Daniel Island Academy has successfully:
Adopted and promoted a no idling policy
Posted no idling signage on campus
Encouraged families to use alternative forms of transportation such as bicycles, golf carts and walking
Increased awareness about anti-idling and its negative impact on the health of children and the environment
Leadership and Energy in Environmental Design (LEED) members prepared and presented information on anti-idling initiative:
Educated staff and identified expectations
Prepared handout materials to be shared with staff and families
Each classroom created a poster with important facts about vehicle idling
Displayed student art projects and posters with creative slogans which included:
"Ladies and Gentlemen, stop your engines!"
"Kids breathe here!"
"The key to breathing better starts with turning off your engines!"
Congratulations to Daniel Island Academy as the recipient of the 2012 Spare the Air Outstanding School Award!
From left to right: Catherine Templeton (DHEC Director), Carolee Williams (PADIA Board Member),
and Kerry Nowosielski (Daniel Island Academy Director)
Outstanding Business: Bosch Anderson
The Bosch Anderson facility is a great example of a business exercising positive environmental practices. For more than ten years, Bosch Anderson has implemented activities and processes to reduce their energy consumption. In 2011, the facility identified and completed four major projects that included replacing inefficient and outdated equipment. These changes resulted in a more improved, effective and productive facility.
Bosch Anderson successfully:
Planned and implemented several energy efficiency initiatives
Replaced an old compressor with a new air compressor
Replaced the electric boiler system with an atomized water humidification system
Upgraded HVAC system that now allows for:
Night setbacks (automatically adjusts at night)
Temperatures adjustments as weather conditions change
Automatic shut-down in areas not in use
Upgraded to a more efficient low-temperature co-fired ceramics (LTCC) desiccant air dryer
Energy management control
Decreased compressed air and electrical power usage
Saved cumulatively 1.77 million dollars in energy cost
Reduced CO2 emission by 1, 722 tons
Achieved a 25% return on their investment
Congratulations to Bosch Anderson facility as the recipient of the 2012 Spare the Air Outstanding Business Award!
Outstanding Local Government: City of Rock Hill
The City of Rock Hill is being honored for their efforts to improve air quality through alternative fuel usage. This initiative saved residents (county, tax payers) money on fuel cost, improved the air quality by reducing harmful emissions that injure the human health, the environment and cause property damage.
The City of Rock Hill successfully:
Reduced fuel cost
Increased public awareness
Significantly reduced employees exposure to harmful pollutants
Proactive in implementing alternatives to gasoline powered engines
Installation of thirteen electric vehicle charging stations throughout the city
Installation of two time-fill and one fast-fill compressed natural gas fueling stations
Open to the public
Routinely employed by Frito Lay fleet
Commitment to sustainable and smart growth
Featured in GMC commercial for its commitment to alternative fuels and commercial fleets
Earned the inaugural 2010 Palmetto State Greenest Fleet Award presented by the Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition
Congratulations to the City of Rock Hill as the recipient of the 2012 Spare the Air Outstanding Local Government!
From left to right: Marty Burr (The City of Rock Hill Fleet Manager), Mayor Doug Echols and Harry Mathis (DHEC).
From left to right: Marty Burr (The City of Rock Hill Fleet Manager), Harry Mathis (DHEC), Steven Moseley (DHEC), and Rebecca Hook (The City of Rock Hill)