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Danbury Businesses Get 'Summer Saver' Honors For Conservation

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is recognizing Ethan Allen of Danbury for a commitment to reducing energy usage and air pollution.
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is recognizing Ethan Allen of Danbury for a commitment to reducing energy usage and air pollution. Photo Credit: File Photo

DANBURY, Conn. -- The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is recognizing Ethan Allen and Filosa Intermediate Health Care of Danbury for their commitment to reducing energy usage and air pollution.

The department presented “Summer Saver” Awards to 11 organizations, other retailers, schools and healthcare facilities, for their leadership and commitment to reducing energy usage and air pollution during the critical “peak demand” summer months of 2013, according to a press release.

Ethan Allen received the Platinum Award for the "most outstanding achievement in energy savings from amongst all of the Connecticut Summer Saver awardees and the Environmental Award for the greatest reduction in CO2 greenhouse gas," according to the release.

It received the award for reductions of 67,449 kilowatt hours or 45 percent, 28 kilowatts or 36 percent and 31 tons of CO2, according to the release.

Filosa Intermediate Health Care/ Hancock Hall, Danbury won a Silver Award for a 10 percent to 20 percent reduction in electricity consumption as well as demand, according to the release.

“The combined efforts of the 11 Summer Savers Awardees resulted in energy savings in kilowatt hours, peak electricity demand and in carbon emissions,” said DEEP Commissioner Rob Klee. “Efficiency efforts are of special significance in summer months when reducing peak demand can help reduce the cost of power and when reducing emissions from power plants helps prevent pollution that contributes to smog and climate change.”

The combined efforts of the awardees resulted in energy savings of over 381,354 kilowatt hours (or 381 megawatt hours) of electricity, lowering peak electricity demand by 618 kilowatts and CO2 emissions by 175 tons, according to the release.

"To achieve their savings, the awardees utilized various incentives offered by the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund Small Business and Commercial and Industrial programs available through the Connecticut Light & Power Co. and The United Illuminating Co.," according to the release.

To obtain an application or to learn more about the program, residents can visit the Summer Saver website or contact Ginger Teubner at 860-827-2630.

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