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Company receives 2013 CCBJ Business Achievement Award

Climate Change Business Journal recognizes firms for growth and innovation.

Climate Change Business Journal® (CCBJ), a business research publication which provides high value strategic business intelligence to the climate change industry, has honored 31 companies for their contributions to mitigating climate change in 2013.

O’Brien & Gere is pleased to announce that it was chosen to receive a CCBJ award for Consulting & Engineering: Energy & Carbon Management. O’Brien & Gere was recognized for supporting development of the first comprehensive smart growth plan for regional energy and ustainability in Central New York. The VisionCNY plan provides a vision and framework for an innovative, clean energy economy that will stimulate investment, create jobs, and meet energy needs over a horizon ending in 2030. The plan is led by Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board for the CNY Regional Economic Development Council five-county area and supported by the NYS Cleaner, Greener Communities Program.

O'Brien & Gere led the energy management planning process, including establishing a vision; goals to guide stakeholders in addressing energy-related issues; and recommendations to achieve these objectives. The Company identified strategies to improve energy efficiency and security; increase distributed energy resources and renewable energy deployment; develop alternative financing tools that support sustainable energy investments; improve waste management; and reduce greenhouse emissions.

The 2013 CCBJ awards will be presented at a special ceremony at the Environmental Industry Summit XII in San Diego, California on March 12-14, 2014. The Environmental Industry Summit is an annual three-day executive retreat hosted by EBI Inc.

About O’Brien & Gere: O'Brien & Gere has become more than an engineering solutions company throughout its history of creating a better future since 1945. At the center of the Company’s story are clients ranging from advanced manufacturers to higher education, federal agencies, and municipalities. These clients trust O’Brien & Gere to deliver sustainable solutions and integrate innovative technology to solve the evolving advanced manufacturing, energy, environmental, and water challenges of today and tomorrow. For more information, see O’Brien & Gere's 2012 Annual Report.

About CCBJ: Climate Change Business Journal® (CCBJ) is a business research publication launched in 2007 which provides high-value, strategic business intelligence on the Climate Change Industry.

About EBI: Founded in 1988, Environmental Business International Inc. (EBI, San Diego, Calif.) is a research, publishing and consulting company that specializes in defining emerging markets and generating strategic market intelligence for companies, investors and policymakers. EBI publishes Climate Change Business Journal®, which covers nine segments of the Climate Change Industry, and Environmental Business Journal®, the leading provider of strategic information for the environmental industry. EBI also performs contract research for the government and private sector and founded the Environmental Industry Summit, an annual three-day event for executives in the environmental industry.

Press contact: Kristin Halpin, O'Brien & Gere