$38,000 from utility for latest energy-saving project on university campus
LONDON, ON, May 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Thanks to $38,000 in incentives from the
Union Gas EnerSmart program, Western University has made a number of
energy-efficiency upgrades to its natural gas-fired steam distribution system.
The upgrades are part of a broader energy management program lead by Western's
Energy Management Team that will save the university almost $1 million this
Jackie Caille, Union Gas' director of residential and commercial sales,
presented the cheque to Mary Quintana-Lopez, compliance coordinator, energy
and water projects for Western University, at a Union Gas customer meeting
held in London today.
"Natural gas is affordable and clean, and our goal is to help our customers
use this reliable resource in an efficient way," said Caille. "These
investments will not only help Western reduce its energy use and operating
costs, but they also help the environment."
"Western continues to emerge as a leader in sustainability and our
energy-saving projects are a key component of our success," says Gitta
Kulczycki, vice-president of resources and operations at Western University.
The Union Gas EnerSmart program offers incentives to its commercial and
industrial customers for projects that will use natural gas more efficiently,
lowering energy costs and emissions.
Union Gas is dedicated to energy conservation and reducing its environmental
footprint. Since it first began offering Demand Side Management programs in
1997, Union Gas has delivered over 5.2 billion cubic metres of natural gas
savings, and reduced carbon monoxide emissions by the equivalent of removing
1.7 million cars from Ontario's roads for a year.
About Western University
Western delivers an academic experience second to none. Since 1878, The
Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long
opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better
serve our communities. Its research excellence expands knowledge and drives
discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a
broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international
About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and
distribution company based in Ontario with 100 years of experience and service
to customers. The distribution business serves about 1.4 million residential,
commercial and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across
northern, southwestern and eastern Ontario. Union Gas, named one of Canada's
Top 100 Employers for 2011, 2012 and 2013, is a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE)
company with assets of $5.8 billion and approximately 2,200 employees. For
more information, visit uniongas.com.
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Relations Officer Western University Ph: 519-661-2111 ext. 85283
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