The Sponsors of Mass Save ® Announce Inaugural Group of Climate Leaders, 19 Winners Recognized for Outstanding Efforts to Creating a Greener FutureOctober 05, 2022
The Sponsors of Mass Save ® Announce Inaugural Group of Climate Leaders, 19 Winners Recognized for Outstanding Efforts to Creating a Greener Future
All recipients have utilized Mass Save programs and incentives to collectively save tens of millions of kWh in the last five to ten years
BOSTON (October 5. 2022) – The Sponsors of Mass Save today announced the inaugural cohort of Mass Save Climate Leaders. This distinguished recognition honors 19 recipients across Massachusetts for their ongoing efforts to curb energy use and lead the Commonwealth to a net zero future.
The 2022 Mass Save Climate Leaders represent a range of industries including life sciences, hospitality, grocery, museums, health care and real estate. Each winner has demonstrated a long-term commitment to the planet by leveraging the incentives and rebates offered by the Sponsors of Mass Save to reduce their organization’s carbon footprint, curb greenhouse gas emissions, and increase energy efficiency.
“The Sponsors of Mass Save are dedicated to ensuring a clean energy future and a major component of that is supporting businesses to ensure they meet their efficiency goals” said Christopher Porter, Director, Customer Energy Management, New England from National Grid. “On a daily basis, we see all they do to honor their climate goals and we commend them as leaders on a path to a more energy efficient tomorrow.”
Each Climate Leader has implemented operational changes to increase energy efficiency. From small scale projects such as installing programmable thermostats or LED lights, to major upgrades in HVAC, refrigeration, or cooling systems, year after year these entities have demonstrated they take seriously their commitment to the climate. 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.
“The 2022 Climate Leaders understand what it takes to fight back against the climate crisis, demonstrating the strides we can take towards a more sustainable future with a strong operational commitment to energy efficiency,” said Eversource Vice President of Energy Efficiency and Electric Mobility, Tilak Subrahmanian. “These companies are proving that environmentally conscious businesses are the model for success moving forward, and we look forward to continued collaboration with all our partners to help achieve the Commonwealth’s net-zero goals.”
Complete list of 2022 Mass Save Climate Leaders:
Alexandria Real Estate Equities
Great Wolf Lodge New England
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Newton Wellesley Hospital
North Shore Medical Center
Peabody Essex Museum
Saint Anne’s Hospital
Stop & Shop
Town of Lexington: Estabrook School
Tufts Medicine Lowell General Hospital
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
“The investments made by Great Wolf Lodge New England to improve the energy efficiency of their facilities are an outstanding example of how facilities in the hospitality industry can improve their reliability as well as the sustainability of their organization without compromising delivery of services to their customer,” said Gary Miller, Senior Business Development Executive from Unitil. “Because of the commitment of organizations like Great Wolf Lodge New England, we as a state, are continuing to achieve our climate goals.”
“Baystate Health has done great work to drastically reduce their overall energy consumption since 2017, an accomplishment they should be very proud of,” said Paul Giguere, Energy Efficiency Engineer on behalf of Berkshire Gas. “We hope that by honoring them with this award, it will inspire other hospitals and life sciences to follow suit in making energy efficient changes within their own organizations, for the betterment of our planet.”
Cape Light Compact:
We are thrilled to see three different organizations receiving energy services from Cape Light Compact highlighted by this award for the work they have done to become more energy efficient,” said Maggie Downey, Administrator, Cape Light Compact. “Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Stop & Shop, and Shaw’s have each shown the amazing progress one can make when they commit to a greener future for their organization and for the planet.”
“What Saint Anne’s Hospital has been able to accomplish in terms of energy usage savings in the last decade is no small feat,” said Stephanie Terach, Manager, Energy Efficiency & Customer Solutions at Liberty. “We couldn’t be prouder to honor them for their achievements and commitment to the state’s climate goals and to our planet.”
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.