Organizations cut costs, boost competitiveness, and save region millions through energy efficiency investments
LEXINGTON, MA, June 22, 2015 – Northeast 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 NEEP workshops at the Omni Mt. Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire November 12-13, 2015. Together, these organizations have achieved a cumulative annual cost savings over $4 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, hospitals, research institutions, educational facilities, 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 achieved by organizations impact the region on a much larger scale. The more energy they save, the more they help keep energy costs down across the region for everyone.”
“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 to provide least cost energy while promoting economic growth and environmental sustainability.”
This year’s Northeast Business Leaders for Energy Efficiency are:
|State||Business Leader||Nominating NEEP Sponsor|
|Connecticut||Aptar-Stratford*||The United Illuminating Company|
|Rogers Corporation||Eversource Energy|
|Web Industries, Inc.||Eversource Energy|
|Washington DC||National Housing Trust*||DCSEU|
|Massachusetts||Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe||Cape Light Compact|
|Northeastern University*||Eversource Energy|
|Stonehill College||National Grid MA|
|New Hampshire||Concord Hospital||Liberty Utilities/Unitil|
|Dartmouth College||Liberty Utilities|
|DevTech Labs, Inc.||Eversource Energy|
|The Holderness School*||NH Electric Co-op|
|New York||Ahold USA/Stop & Shop*||PSEG-Long Island|
|Rhode Island||Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT)*||National Grid RI|
|Vermont||Central Vermont Medical Center*||Efficiency Vermont|
*Denotes Business Leader State Champion
For more information, visit NEEP's Business Leaders page.
NEEP was founded in 1996 as a non-profit whose mission is to serve the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic to accelerate energy efficiency in the building sector through public policy, program strategies and education. Our vision is that the region will fully embrace energy efficiency as a cornerstone of sustainable energy policy to help achieve a cleaner environment and a more reliable and affordable energy system.