環保署固體廢棄物與緊急應變辦公室助理主持人波汀（Susan Bodine）表示：「Destiny USA公司和環保署有許多共同目標，包括使用回收工業材料，並向其他建築計劃推廣環境永續建材。使用回收建材有助於存續自然資源、保護環境、節約能源和經費。」
A major commercial development in Syracuse, New York, will be the world's largest sustainable structure to be built with recycled industrial materials, incorporate energy efficient features, and reduce vehicle emissions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced this week. The developers of Destiny USA, a multi-use project, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the EPA, promising to use a variety of environmentally sustainable practices.
"Destiny USA's pledge is the first of what we hope will be many similar commitments to use recycled industrial materials and promote other environmentally sustainable practices in major construction projects," said Susan Bodine, assistant administrator of EPA's the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. "Increasing the use of recycled materials preserves our natural resources, protects the environment, conserves energy and saves money."
As part of its agreement with EPA, Destiny USA has agreed to employ green building techniques and become a partner in the agency's Resource Conservation Challenge, WaterSense, and Energy Star programs. The company plans to use more than 3,000 tons of coal ash in concrete, reducing greenhouse gases by more than 3,000 tons, and to retrofit more than 100 construction trucks to reduce emissions by 85 percent.
In addition, Destiny USA will incorporate hybrid and diesel vehicles in to its fleet and promote EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership to its carriers, shippers, and tenants to reduce truck emissions. Furthermore, the company plans to implement a commuter benefits program.
The MOU is part of a broader effort by EPA to encourage developers nationwide to expand their use of recycled industrial materials including coal combustion products, foundry sand and construction and demolition debris. Instead of disposing of these materials, they can be used to make products like concrete, wallboard, steel beams and asphalt. Each year, U.S. businesses generate more than half a billion tons of industrial waste, which, in some cases, can be recycled and used as valuable resources.