D.C. Synagogue Makes History With Eco-Certification
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D.C. Synagogue Makes History With Eco-Certification

Ohev Sholom-The National Synagogue in Washington, has become the first U.S. synagogue to earn Energy Star certification from the Environmental Protection Agency.

The certification, bestowed Monday, means the capital’s oldest Orthodox congregation, which has 300 family members, has met strict environmental standards, including energy conservation, recycling and alternative power sources.

The modifications made by Ohev Sholom, founded in 1958, are calculated to save the congregation tens of thousands of dollars in bills, the Washington Jewish Week reported.

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