The Sponsors of Mass Save® Announce New Cohort of Climate Leaders, 14 Winners Recognized for Outstanding Efforts towards a Net Zero Future
Recipients have utilized financial and technical assistance from the Sponsors of Mass Save to collectively save tens of millions of kWh and tens of thousands of therms in the last few years
BOSTON (October 5, 2023) – The Sponsors of Mass Save® today announce the newest cohort of Mass Save Climate Leaders. This distinguished recognition honors fourteen recipients across Massachusetts for their ongoing efforts to curb energy use and lead the Commonwealth to a net zero future.
The 2023 Mass Save Climate Leaders represent a range of industries including education, grocery, healthcare, hospitality, municipalities, and more. Each winner has demonstrated a long-term commitment to the environment by leveraging incentives offered by the Sponsors of Mass Save to curb their organization’s greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy efficiency.
“We are proud to live and work in the Commonwealth where we have a number of leaders to show us the pathway through decarbonization to a net zero future,” said Tilak Subrahmanian, Vice President of Energy Efficiency and Electric Mobility at Eversource. “The Sponsors of Mass Save continue to see the strong efforts from this year’s recipients and their dedication to honoring their own climate goals. We commend them as leaders and will continue to support them on their path to a decarbonized future.”
Each Climate Leader has implemented operational changes to increase energy efficiency. These entities have demonstrated commitment to the climate in numerous ways, including investment in onsite renewable energy, completion of a 15,000 LED light fixture, and installation of a new energy management system that automatically lowers energy usage. Together they have saved tens of millions of kWh over the past five to ten years. For comparison, an average residential home in Massachusetts uses a little more than 10,000 kWh per year. These efforts not only impact their communities in a positive way but are essential to supporting the Commonwealth’s clean energy goals.
“Leading on building decarbonization is critical for the Commonwealth to meet its climate goals. I applaud these 14 institutional leaders for their efforts to address energy efficiency throughout their buildings,” said Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Commissioner Elizabeth Mahony. “DOER will continue to work closely with the Mass Save Sponsors in support of these leaders and look forward to celebrating more of their successes.”
“The path towards a decarbonized future requires community trailblazers who set an example for their peers to follow, as well as robust programs with the financial and technical resources necessary to support these efforts,” said Representative Jeffrey N. Roy, House Chair of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities & Energy. “Thank you to these Mass Save Climate Leaders for contributing to the Commonwealth's pursuit of ambitious climate goals.”
“The 2023 Climate Leaders recognize the importance of battling the climate crisis, having each taken crucial steps towards creating a sustainable future through energy-efficient measures,” said Christopher Porter, Director of Customer Energy Management at National Grid. “These organizations and municipalities put on display that entities conscious of the environment are a successful model for the Commonwealth’s economy and climate future. We appreciate the recipients’ efforts in this fight and look forward to continued collaboration with all our partners to achieve Massachusetts’ net-zero goals.”
Complete list of 2023 Mass Save Climate Leaders:
Arlington Public Schools
Berkshire East Mountain Resort
City of Lowell
Franklin County House of Corrections
Harbor View Hotel
Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School
New England Authentic Eats LLC
State Street Corporation
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
Thermo Fisher Scientific
“Franklin County House of Corrections has displayed commitment to energy efficiency, earning their designation as a Climate Leader,” said Hammad Chaudhry, Senior Manager, Berkshire Gas. “We appreciate our partnership with Franklin County House of Corrections and looked forward to a shared dedication to combatting climate change in Massachusetts.”
Cape Light Compact:
“Both Harbor View Hotel and Shaw’s Supermarkets in Falmouth and Orleans are deserving of this recognition, each displaying continued commitment to combatting climate change,” said Maggie Downey, Administrator, Cape Light Compact. “We’re proud of the sustainability efforts each entity has undertaken and appreciate the increased energy efficiency both have achieved. We hope their dedication inspires others in Massachusetts to work towards a greener future.”
“Thermo Fisher Scientific has been a dedicated partner, working for years to help Massachusetts become a more energy efficient state,” Stephanie Terach, Manager, Energy Efficiency & Customer Solutions at Liberty. “We value the relationship with Thermo Fisher Scientific and look forward to building upon it to help promote energy savings in the future to achieve the state’s climate goals.”
“Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School has made numerous investments over the last two decades to improve energy and operational efficiency in their facilities, creating incredible savings through installations,” Alec O’Meara, Media Relations Manager from Unitil. “The school has also invested in its students, providing instruction which will translate to effective implementation in their chosen construction fields as the state looks to create a clean energy future.”
About the Sponsors of Mass Save®
Mass Save® is a collaborative of Massachusetts’ electric and natural gas utilities and energy efficiency service providers including Berkshire Gas, Cape Light Compact, Eversource, Liberty, National Grid, and Unitil. We empower residents, businesses, and communities to make energy efficient upgrades by offering a wide range of services, rebates, incentives, trainings, and information.
We respectfully ask that Mass Save is referred to as “the Sponsors of Mass Save,” or “the Mass Save Sponsors,” to reflect the participation of all utility and energy efficiency service providers within the collaborative. For more information, please visit our website.