’10 MassSavers Award
Twelve businesses and industry professionals were recently honored for completing or undertaking energy efficiency improvements this year, or for supporting energy efficiency initiatives through Mass Save – an initiative sponsored by Massachusetts’ gas and electric utilities and energy efficiency service providers.
Earlier this fall, Mass Save Sponsors nominated twenty-three mid to large size businesses, municipal customers, or industry partners for their efforts as MassSavers. The nominees’ efforts were evaluated using specific criteria based on energy efficiency measures undertaken, competitive quantifiable energy and monetary savings, and even energy efficiency education initiatives undertaken. Mass Save is happy to announce that the following businesses are recipients of the 2010 MassSavers Award:
- Boston University
- Merrimack Valley YMCA
- Cape Air
- Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods, Inc.
- Town of Andover
- C.R. Peterson Associates
- Town of Medfield
- Cummings Properties
- RISE Engineering
- Fitchburg Senior Center
- Wyman-Gordon, a PCC Company
These award winners, along with their guests, Sponsors from Mass Save, and other industry professionals received a behind-the-scenes tour of Fenway Park and a special meet-and-greet with Joe Castiglione, the voice of Red Sox Radio Network, WEEI. Phil Giudice, Commissioner for the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, addressed the award winners along with Penni McLean-Conner, Vice President of Customer Care for NSTAR Electric& Gas Corp. The awards ceremony was presided over by Ed White, Vice President of Energy Products for National Grid.
“We are thrilled to honor the winners today” said Robert P. Mahoney, Chairman of the Board at Cape Light Compact, one of the Sponsors of Mass Save. “Mass Save is the product of a statewide coordinated effort to achieve energy savings through efficiency programs, and the twelve winners represent the best of those efforts.”
Under the leadership of Aandy Ly, Energy Manager for Boston University, the institution has taken on a proactive approach to understanding how it utilizes energy and how best to optimize that use within the university’s operating budget. Aandy leverages incentives available to him through the energy efficiency programs being offered by NSTAR under the Mass Save umbrella, working hand in hand with program staff and internal personnel to reduce energy usage and costs while improving the operating climate at the school for both students and staff.
Through its efforts, Boston University has improved the performance of many buildings, such as Walter Brown arena, through the implementation of state‐of‐the‐art energy efficient equipment that will improve the school’s ability to operate effectively and efficiently for many years to come. Since 2006, Boston University commitment to Mass Save programs has reduced its energy usage by an incredible 8,391,689 kWh equivalent to 6,027 metric tons of carbon.
Mass Save is aiming to meet a goal of saving close to 2.5 million mega-watt hours of electricity and 45 million therms of natural gas over the next three years. This aggressive objective would ultimately net $4 billion in savings for its participating residential and business customers. “We will continue to harness the strength of the Mass Save initiative to make Massachusetts an energy efficiency leader year in and year out,” said Penni McLean-Conner, Vice President of Customer Care for NSTAR. Massachusetts residents and businesses can learn more about energy efficiency programs and incentives offered through Mass Save by visiting MassSave.com.
Mass Save is an initiative sponsored by Massachusetts’ gas and electric utilities and energy efficiency service providers, including Berkshire Gas, Cape Light Compact, Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, National Grid, New England Gas Company, NSTAR, Unitil, and Western Massachusetts Electric Company. The Sponsors of Mass Save work closely with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources to provide a wide range of services, incentives, trainings, and information promoting energy efficiency that help residents and businesses manage energy use and related costs.