SEATTLE -- While Seattle Seahawks players are expending their energy on the field this Sunday, the City of Seattle will be honoring 27 local Power Players for saving energy.
The city will host the winners of the first annual Energy Conservation Achievers Awards -- Seattle City Light Power Players -- at Sunday’s Seahawks game, recognizing businesses who have demonstrated a commitment to energy efficiency. One of those businesses is the Seahawk’s First & Goal organization, which installed state-of-the-art energy-efficient equipment in the new Stadium Exhibition Center.
Seattle Mayor Paul Schell and City Councilmember Heidi Wills will honor First & Goal and the other Energy Achievers in an on-field ceremony before Sunday’s game.
The award winners include a cross section of City Light’s business customers: corporate, small business, nonprofit and government
(visit our Seattle Seahawks & Energy Savings web page). Following are some examples of what businesses have done to gain this recognition.
“These businesses have really stepped up to help us meet our conservation goals,” said Marya Castillano, director of energy management services for City Light. “At the same time they have saved money and, in many cases, improved productivity. They are great role models, and City Light would love to help other businesses follow in their footsteps.”
- The Seattle School District made conservation improvements to 83 of its 100 facilities, resulting in estimated savings of 17.1 million kilowatt hours and $585,000 per year.
- Two agreements with the University of Washington are expected to save 59.3 million kilowatt hours annually, enough electricity for about 5,500 homes.
- The Seattle Housing Authority has joined City Light’s Multifamily Common Area Lighting Program, participates in the City of Seattle’s low-income housing weatherization program and is installing energy efficiency measures in new construction at Holly Park.
The first annual Energy Conservation Achievers Award -- Seattle City Light Power Players is a component of the 2000 Energy Conservation Campaign designed to acknowledge the longstanding commitment to energy efficiency exemplified by the 27 utility customers selected for the award. Seattle City Light offers financial incentives and technical assistance to commercial/industrial customers and multi-family housing developers and who want to conserve.
For more information, call 206.684.3233 or visit www.cityofseattle.net/light/conserve.