December 26, 2012

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RUPCO among first NeighborWorks America’s ‘Green’ program designees

KINGSTON – Rural Ulster Preservation Company, a NeighborWorks America member organization, is one of 16 such groups nationwide to receive the NeighborWorks Green Organization designation for a comprehensive commitment to sustainable operations.

RUPCO, which has been operating housing programs in the Hudson Valley for over 30 years, has long been committed to green practices. A member of the U.S. Green Building Council, RUPCO has completed three major building projects with significant green and sustainability components and is currently contracted to deliver the Green Jobs/Green New York program throughout the region.

RUPCO CEO Kevin O’Connor said his agency is committed to reducing its carbon footprint by 10 percent before 2017 and said all staff members have become engaged in “bringing green home.”

NeighborWorks America, which creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities, supports a network of more than 235 nonprofits, located in every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

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