SOURCE: American Modular Systems

American Modular Systems

December 14, 2011 16:25 ET

Gov. Brown Names Gen7 Winner of 2011 Top Environmental Leadership Award

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 14, 2011) - Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that American Modular Systems of Manteca, CA has won a 2011 Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) for Gen7 Schools.

GEELA is California's highest and most prestigious environmental honor. The award program recognizes individuals, organizations and businesses that have demonstrated exceptional leadership for voluntary achievements in conserving California's resources, protecting and enhancing the environment, and building public-private partnerships.

"American Modular Systems is a true leader," said Secretary for Environmental Protection Matt Rodriquez. "They prove that you can support and promote environmental values without sacrificing your business objectives. They understand that going green can be a successful economic strategy that can also lead to sustainable growth and development."

American Modular Systems engineers Gen7, modular classrooms that offer cost-effective, green solutions for schools across California, providing students with the ideal learning environment -- one that is healthy, sustainable and engaging, encouraging students to achieve at a higher level. These facilities maximize energy efficiency and are constructed using sustainable materials.

Award recipients are chosen in 12 different categories based on their strength in eight specific areas including results, transferability, environmental impact, resource conservation, economic progress, innovation and uniqueness, pollution prevention, and environmental justice.

Gen7 is one of only 16 other recipients that accepted awards at the East End Complex Auditorium last night.

"To thrive in the twenty-first century, we need to preserve the environment on which the economy depends," said Governor Brown. "Tonight's award recipients have done just that. This year's winners exemplify the imagination that will drive California's recovery."

The Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Awards program was established in 1993. The award program is administered by the California Environmental Protection Agency and the California Natural Resources Agency in collaboration with the State and Consumer Services Agency; the Department of Food and Agriculture; Labor and Workforce Development Agency; the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency; and, the Health and Human Services Agency.

Go to gen7schools.com for more information. For more information on GEELA and this year's award recipients, visit the Cal/EPA Web site: http://www.calepa.ca.gov/Awards/GEELA/.

American Modular Systems is one of the nation's leading modular manufacturers, designing and building quality commercial and educational facilities since 1983. Gen7 eco-friendly classrooms empower communities to create healthy, energy-efficient learning environments that will benefit students and educators for generations to come.

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