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Best Workplaces for Commuters
Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC) is an innovative membership program that provides qualified employers with national recognition and an elite designation for offering outstanding commuter benefits, such as free or low cost bus passes and vanpool fares and strong telework programs.


Environmental Stewardship Award American Society for Healthcare Environmental
Gary Butrymowicz, director of Environmental Services, University of Washington Medical Center, in Seattle was presented the Environmental Stewardship Award. This award is presented to an individual who has worked to preserve the environment through waste reduction, pollution prevention and/or mercury elimination


Washington State Governor’s Award For Pollution prevention and Sustainable Practices  
The UW Medical Center has virtually eliminated its use of mercury and switched to a less toxic chemical for cold-chemical disinfection. It has cut water use by 28 million gallons per year and electricity use by 3 million kilowatt hours per year. Regulated medical waste fell from 950,000 pounds in 2002 to 664,570 pounds in 2004. Operating room waste dropped by 27 percent.

2016-2015 Awards
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