Fredericksburg, VA (PRWEB) January 17, 2013
Marstel-Day, LLC is pleased to announce that it was chosen to receive three Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) awards for 2012: one for business achievement for a small firm, one for social contributions, and one for project merit. This marks the ninth consecutive year that Marstel-Day has won one or more EBJ awards.
EBJ awarded Marstel-Day a silver medal for business achievement for small firms (of size less than $ 20 million in assets) for achieving a nearly 50% increase in revenue over 2011 and more than a 125% increase in revenue since 2008. During this same period, Marstel-Day employee numbers have grown from 34 employees in November 2008 to more than 100 employees today, nearly tripling its size in five years and achieving a 20% increase in employees in 2012. This is not the first time that Marstel-Day has been recognized by the EBJ for its dynamism and growth: Marstel-Day has previously won gold, silver, and bronze medals for business achievement.
Marstel-Day also won a Social Contribution award for its relationship-building efforts with its Fredericksburg, VA community. Marstel-Day was recognized for: 1) its educational partnership with the University of Mary Washington through which the company continues to recruit student interns and has launched a joint Climate, Environment and Readiness (CLEAR) Plan for the region; 2) its economic partnership with the City of Fredericksburg through its HUBZone status; and 3) its environmental partnership as demonstrated by Marstel-Day’s ten years of community tree-planting on Earth Day.
Finally, the EBJ also awarded Marstel-Day a Project Merit Award in the “Planning and Strategy” category for the completion of an Army Water Security Study for the Army Environmental Policy Institute (AEPI), in response to a need to transform Army water programs from narrowly defined functional processes into a comprehensive water strategy. Marstel-Day established a conceptual framework for a water planning process by identifying six critical water security factors: sources, supplies, sustainable practices, survivability, sponsorship, and stakeholders. This framework can be adapted by other agencies to help plan for and achieve water security goals. Marstel-Day’s work illustrated the many factors that must be considered in developing comprehensive plans to create sustainable water source protection and supply programs, including: pollution risks to water sources; growing demand for limited water supplies; water rights disputes; climate change impacts; deteriorated water systems; limitations on water withdrawals to protect ecosystems; and potential water supply disruptions caused by system failures or natural disasters.
The 2012 EBJ awards will be presented at a special ceremony at the Environmental Industry Summit XI, an annual three-day event hosted by EBI Inc., in Coronado, CA on March 6-8, 2013.
About Marstel-Day, LLC: Founded in 2002, Marstel-Day, LLC is an idea-driven, value-based environmental company offering green consulting to the public and private sectors. The company provides clients with concepts, strategies, and plans of action for landscape-scale conservation of natural resources, climate adaptation, energy planning, “net zero” strategies, water security, smart growth, transportation, and the management of issues relating to encroachment pressures on government and private lands, open space, and habitat. Its thinkers, planners, and strategists skillfully combine strong analytical techniques with stakeholder outreach and engagement, to devise solutions to seemingly intractable issues for clients at the federal, state, and local levels and in the private sector.