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Nsa Goes Green.  At the National Security Agency, we are committed to protecting the environment.
leafNSA GOES GREEN At the National Security Agency, we are committed to protecting the environment.

NSA Leads the Nation in Recycling Ceiling Tiles

picture of the plaque received in recognition for being the nation's leader in recycling tiles

When we think about recycling, we usually think about paper, cans, plastic bottles, and glass. But what about ceiling tiles? That's right, ceiling tiles.

The National Security Agency (NSA) was recognized in 2009 by Armstrong World Industries (AWI) for being the nation's leader in recycling ceiling tiles. NSA received this plaque at the special event held at the National Cryptologic Museum.

From September 2008 through November 2009, NSA processed more than 400,000 ceiling tiles, far exceeding any other organization, according to AWI. That's a lot of ceiling tiles, but what does it mean to the environment? According to AWI's online calculator, by recycling so many ceiling tiles, the Agency has saved nearly 400,000 gallons of drinkable water, about 278,000 kilowatt hours of energy, and 400,000 pounds of waste being diverted from landfills. This is one of many examples of how, in a time when the world is trying to determine the best ways to preserve the environment, NSA is a leader in innovative thought and action.

 

Date Posted: Sep 08, 2010 | Last Modified: Sep 08, 2010 | Last Reviewed: Sep 08, 2010

 
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