NEEP Names 2014 Northeast Business Leaders for Energy Efficiency

Organizations cut costs, boost competitiveness, and save region millions through energy efficiency investments

Lexington, MA, May 5, 2014Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) is pleased to announce 14 regional organizations as this year’s ‘Northeast Business Leaders for Energy Efficiency.’ NEEP is recognizing these businesses for their outstanding efforts to advance energy efficiency. They will be honored at the Northeast Energy Efficiency Summit in Newport, RI on June 2-3, 2014. Together, these organizations have achieved a cumulative annual cost savings of nearly $6 million by investing in energy efficiency measures.

The Northeast Business Leaders for Energy Efficiency recognition program highlights the accomplishments of organizations that are participating in energy efficiency programs across the region. This year's honorees, made up of manufacturers, hotels, hospitals, research institutions, and other regional and global businesses, were selected based on their success to:

  • Achieve energy savings through investment in cost efficient measures;
  • Address comprehensive changes in major energy systems such as lighting, HVAC, building envelope, office equipment and industrial processes, with a focus on improvements in multiple fuel categories;
  • Continue improvements in energy performance through management level support and operational practices; and
  • Demonstrate leadership to advance energy efficiency and to promote its benefits within their communities.

“NEEP is proud to recognize this year’s Business Leaders,” said Sue Coakley, Executive Director of NEEP. “The significant savings that these organizations have achieved impact the region on a much larger scale. The more energy we save, the more we keep energy costs down across the region.”

“The Business Leaders program demonstrates the phenomenal benefits of energy efficiency to an organization’s bottom line and shows the value of collaborating with energy efficiency programs to achieve those benefits,” Coakley added. “The program also illustrates to policy makers and businesses the important role of energy efficiency in reaching economic and environmental goals for the Northeast.”

This year’s Northeast Business Leaders for Energy Efficiency are:

*Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, nominated by CT Light & Power/Northeast Utilities
Firestone Building Products, nominated by Yankee Gas/Northeast Utilities
Energizer Holdings, Inc. (Schick), nominated by United Illuminating

District of Columbia
*JW Marriott Washington DC, nominated by DC Sustainable Energy Utility

Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods, Inc., nominated by National Grid
Chestnut Hill Realty, nominated by National Grid
Falmouth Ice Arena, nominated by Cape Light Compact
Sheraton Boston Hotel, nominated by NSTar/Northeast Utilities
*UMass Amherst, nominated by Western MA Electric Co./Northeast Utilities

New Hampshire
The Common Man Family, nominated by New Hampshire Electric Co-Op
*Durgin and Crowell Lumber Co., Inc., nominated by Public Service of NH/Northeast Utilities

New York
*Union College, nominated by National Grid

Rhode Island
*RBS Citizens, nominated by National Grid

*Carris Reels, Inc., nominated by Efficiency Vermont

*Denotes Business Leader State Champion

All 14 Northeast Business Leaders for Energy Efficiency will be recognized at the 2014 Northeast Energy Efficiency Summit. The event is open to the public and members of the media are invited to attend.


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