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Laclede Gas Company Wins National Green Building Award

First Time for Utility Partner of the Year Award

February 14, 2013

ST. LOUIS (February 14, 2013) – Preserving our environment is vital to our way of life today and in the future.  Laclede Gas Company has several programs dedicated to environmental sustainability and energy efficiency.  So the employees of Laclede Gas are especially honored to receive the first ever utility partner award given by the National Association of Home Builders.  The award was presented during the recent 2013 International Builders Show in Las Vegas.

Laclede Gas was honored for their dedication to high-performance building, the National Green Building Standard and environmental education at the local and regional level.  The National Green Building Standard was developed as a national building code for environmentally efficient homes.

“Laclede Gas is honored to receive this award and is proud to help promote building practices that conserve natural resources, protect the environment, and improve air quality while providing energy cost savings to consumers,” said Jim Hearing, director of marketing for Laclede Gas Company.

“Knowing this is the inaugural award in this category shows what a true leader Laclede Gas is in energy efficiency and sustainability,” said Matt Belcher, chair of the National Association of Home Builders Green Building Council. “We are thrilled to recognize Laclede Gas in a national spotlight.”

Laclede Gas works with the Home Builders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri to help builders and owners who want homes that are energy efficient. These “green homes” incorporate environmental considerations and resource efficiency into every step of the development and building process to minimize environmental impact. The design, construction, and operation of a home must focus on energy and water efficiency, resource efficient building design and materials, indoor environmental quality, and take the home's overall impact on the environment into account. Laclede provides independent verification that builders are conforming to the Green Building Standard.

In addition to verification services, Laclede Gas hosts workshops and events to educate builders and remodelers on the requirements of the national standard, certification and verification process.

Customers or homebuilders interested in green homebuilding are encouraged to contact Laclede Gas Company at 314-342-0685 or visit


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