Accent Construction Wins EPA Award

Chapel Hill, NC, September 11, 2008 --( Accent Construction, a Triangle-based full service commercial general contractor, has announced that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named them 2008 WasteWise Small Business Partner of the Year. Accent Construction will receive the award at the WasteWise & National Partnership for Environmental Priorities (NPEP) Conference to be held October 29-30, 2008 in Arlington, VA.

WasteWise is a voluntary program sponsored by the EPA through which businesses and organizations pledge to reduce municipal solid and industrial waste. Each year, the EPA recognizes the achievements of participants by sponsoring "Partner of the Year" awards in various categories, including business, government, and educational sectors. To be eligible for a partner award, organizations must submit a detailed report of total solid waste reductions and the associated savings.

“By achieving its waste reduction goals, Accent Construction is proving to other small businesses that what is good for the environment, is also good for business," said Matt Hale, director of EPA's Office of Solid Waste.

Award winners must exhibit a commitment to promoting the WasteWise program to employees, suppliers and clients. Since joining the WasteWise program in 1999, Accent Construction has kept nearly 500 tons of waste from going into landfills through their innovative approach to construction material reuse and recycling. Past award winners include Rutgers University, Los Angeles Unified School District, US Postal Service and Raytheon Co.

“We are delighted to be nationally recognized as the 2008 EPA WasteWise Small Business Partner of the Year,” said Lori Eichel, president of Accent Construction. “We believe we have a responsibility to reduce construction waste and reuse or recycle building materials that might otherwise end up in landfills.”

About Accent Construction
Accent Construction is a full service commercial general contractor focused on providing environmentally-friendly tenant finish for office buildings and medical facilities. Their expertise in reuse/recycle efforts affords clients cost effective and innovative solutions. Visit for more information.

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Carolyn Rhinebarger