September 4, 2013 (CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO) Acme Fresh Market will receive Efficiency Smart’s Ambassador of Efficiency Award on Tuesday, September 10 at 11 a.m. at its facility located at 2226 State Road. The award will be presented to Acme Fresh Market in recognition of its commitment and innovation in reducing energy use, which was demonstrated by its successful implementation of energy-efficient measures at its facility in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
Members of the media are invited to attend this award presentation. Details follow:
Date: Tuesday, September10, 2013
Location: 2226 State Road in Cuyahoga Falls
Participants: Keith Brown, Store Director, Acme Fresh Market
Dave Hicks, Treasurer, Acme Fresh Market
Don L. Robart, Mayor, City of Cuyahoga Falls
Valerie Wax Carr, Service Director, City of Cuyahoga Falls
Michael Dougherty, Cuyahoga Falls Electric System Superintendent, City of Cuyahoga Falls
Rebecca M. McCleary, Public Utilities Customer Advocate, City of Cuyahoga Falls
Carl Andre, Director of Business Development, Efficiency Smart
“Congratulations to the entire Acme team for being recognized as an Ambassador of Energy Efficiency,” said Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don L. Robart. “The City of Cuyahoga Falls is extremely proud to have one of our local businesses that has been a profound part of our community legacy receive this prestigious award. Leadership in energy efficiency, such as that demonstrated through the Acme Fresh Market #10 renovation, will be what generates true economic and community sustainability in Cuyahoga Falls for generations to come."
As a result of the project, Acme Fresh Market is expected to save 347 mega-watt hours (MWh) of energy annually, $32,000 annually, and $417,500 over the lifetime of the installed measures. Additionally, the net project cost was reduced by $23,700with incentives from Efficiency Smart.
Acme Fresh Market worked with an Efficiency Smart energy consultant and account manager for technical project assistance and to verify savings potential. These resources were made possible through a partnership between Efficiency Smart and the Cuyahoga Falls Electric Division, designed to save its electric customers money through energy efficiency.
“It was a pleasure to work with Efficiency Smart in our ongoing effort to reduce energy and protect the environment,” said Dave Kirkland, Director of Facilities for Albrecht Incorporated. “Our computerized building automation system will reclaim the BTU’s removed from refrigerated fixtures and use it to heat the building and water, saving fossil fuel and reducing CO2 emissions. Electrical usage will be greatly reduced by the use of ECM motors and LED lighting. Acme’s goal is to keep operating costs low and to pass those savings back to its customers in the form of lower prices.”
“We are delighted to recognize Acme Fresh Market in Cuyahoga Falls for making energy-efficient upgrades,”said Kristyn Wilder, executive director of Efficiency Smart. “The project showcases its strong vision and commitment to reducing energy use and saving money today and into the future.”
The Ambassador of Energy Efficiency Award recognizes entities that have completed substantial energy efficiency projects. To be considered for the award, companies must be an electric customer of a utility that partners with Efficiency Smart and complete a project that results in significant energy savings for the community.
Efficiency Smart’s services include rebates for energy-efficient residential products; free removal of old, inefficient refrigerators and freezers from homes; and rebates for more than 90 energy-efficient products and services for businesses. Efficiency Smart also offers technical assistance, account management services and customized financial incentives for large commercial and industrial customers. Efficiency Smart was established by American Municipal Power for the benefit of its member communities. It is administered under contract with the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation. Operations are based in Columbus, Ohio.