On Wednesday, August 7th, 2013, Ventrac by Venture Products, Inc. received Efficiency Smart’s Ambassador of Efficiency Award at its new facility located on 500 Venture Drive Orrville, Ohio. The award was presented to Ventrac in recognition of its commitment and innovation in reducing energy use, which was demonstrated by its successful implementation of energy-efficient measures at its new facility in Orrville.
“Congratulations to Venture Products for receiving the Ambassador of Energy Efficiency Award,” said Dave Handwerk, Mayor of the City of Orrville. “An extremely forward thinking Venture Products team has stepped up and made a new facility even more energy efficient than originally planned. A great team effort by the Venture staff, Orrville Utilities and our Efficiency Smart Program.”
“Ventrac by Venture Products, Inc. is a deserving recipient of the Ambassador of Energy Efficiency award,” said Jeff Brediger, Director of Utilities for the City of Orrville. “They are a great example of a company that has successfully implemented efficiency measures that will have a significant impact on our community’s energy efficiency goals. Venture Products along with several other businesses will be enjoying the savings from their investment for many years. I congratulate Venture Products on its desire to integrate this technology into its new world headquarters.”
As a result of the project, Venture Products is expected to save 193 mega-watt hours (MWh) of energy annually, $15,600 annually, and $208,500 over the lifetime of the installed measures. Additionally, the net project cost was reduced by $7,000 with incentives from Efficiency Smart.
Venture Products 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 Orrville Utilities, designed to save its electric customers money through energy efficiency.
“Working with Efficiency Smart gave us the resources needed to implement energy saving features in our new facility,” said Mark Steiner, Vice President of Ventrac by Venture Products, Inc. “The rebate was a great bonus on top of the expertise they provided us.”
“We are delighted to recognize Ventrac by Venture Products in Orrville 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.