Energy- and water-conservation efforts boosted by NSF certifications.
The city of Tallahassee,
expanded its environmental management system registrations with NSF
International Strategic Registrations as part of the city’s ongoing energy- and
water-conservation efforts. By effectively managing and measuring environmental
performance, the city saves over $1 million annually.
management system registration includes the city’s divisions of water quality,
wastewater collection and wastewater treatment operations. NSF’s certification
of these divisions to ISO 14001:2004 confirms the city has management systems
in place to monitor, manage and improve environmental performance. ISO
14001:2004 provides guidance on how to manage the environmental aspects of an
organization’s activities, products and services more efficiently, while taking
into consideration environmental protection, pollution prevention and
benefits of the environmental management system include lower operating costs
and reduced risks to the environment. As a result of obtaining these
certifications, the city was able to increase its bond rating from AA to AA+.