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WinCraft Inc.’s Energy Initiative
WINONA – WinCraft Inc., a leader in retail licensed and promotional products, has embarked on an energy awareness project that it believes will reduce energy expenditures by 9 to 11 percent.
One of its simplest initiatives has been the installation of light switch labels that remind employees to turn out the lights. WinCraft has installed motion sensing light switches in the larger common areas and break rooms. Additional electricity savings are being achieved by replacing exit lights with new LED exit lights and replacing light bulbs with high efficiency bulbs where possible.
WinCraft has utilized the services of North American Energy Group and Energy Smart for lighting and energy walk-throughs to help find areas of improvement and to identify utility rebates from Xcel Energy for the changes that have been implemented.
WinCraft also is replacing thermostats with new programmable thermostats so it can more efficiently manage energy used for heating and cooling. The company will work with its food services vendor to bring in more energy efficient vending machines and to provide Energy Star-rated appliances.
WinCraft is excited and committed to improving its use of energy and looks for ways to be more efficient every day.
Contact Energy Smartat any time to learn more about rebates available for your company’s energy efficiency projects.
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Lake Elmo Inn Upgrades Lighting
LAKE ELMO – The Lake Elmo Inn has saved energy, thanks to a lighting upgrade completed in May 2009.
“I think it’s the right thing to do,” said John Schiltz, owner of the Lake Elmo Inn. “I’m saving some money, and we made a commitment a long time ago to do what’s good for the environment.”
Schiltz noticed a $150 to $200 savings during the first month. He is looking forward to tracking his savings during coming months. Schiltz acknowledged that some savings year over year may come from a slower summer and a cooler summer with less air conditioning in addition to savings from the new lighting.
“If the bulbs last as long as they say they do, it makes financial sense,” he said.
Contact Energy Smart at any time to learn more about rebates available for energy efficient lighting in your area.
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