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Ben Franklin Transit Earns Environmental Sustainability Awards

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RCHLAND, Wash. - The US Green Building Council recently gave Ben Franklin Transit two awards for environmental design.  The company's new administration building and the remodel of it's old one, met six certain L.E.E.D. sustainability and efficiency standards. They include low-emitting paints and glues, motion sensors that turn off lights, and low-flow restrooms. Only four other transit companies in the country have received this award.

"This was a good use of public funds, it's been a long time coming. We're proud to have received these plaques, this is a public facility, it's yours, we've done it for you," said Richard Ciccone, Ben Franklin Transit facilities manager.

Ciccone says the buildings new lighting fixtures will pay for themselves within ten years.

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