December 15, 2014 - Horizon Utilities’ chief conservation officer Brian Smith joined Karen Langstaff, chief planning officer of St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, Ont., to present a $348,400 cheque for the latter’s participation in Ontario Power Authority’s saveONenergy High Performance New Construction program.
By Anthony Capkun
The High Performance New Construction initiative provides incentives for building owners and planners who design and implement energy-efficient equipment within their new space. By designing and constructing buildings that integrate energy efficiency, businesses have the opportunity to take advantage of a proven, cost-effective approach to save energy and costs over the long-term, says Horizon.
St. Joseph’s participation in the program should help them realize:
• 1027.9 kW demand reduction
• 5.7 million+ kWh energy reduction
• $348,400 customer incentive
“We’re proud to support conservation efforts in our community and reduce our environmental footprint,” said Smith. “Through new and enhanced conservation programs for our business customers, we’re able to assist the smallest of retail stores to the largest industrial complexes.”
Horizon Utilities Corp. provides electricity and related utility services to 240,000 customers in Hamilton and St. Catharines, Ont.