OTTAWA, July 23, 2012 /CNW/ - Whether it is engaging visitors with an
interactive energy exhibit, generating solar power or installing
efficient retrofits, the Canada Science and Technology Museums
Corporation is creating a culture of energy conservation in our
community. Hydro Ottawa is recognizing the museums' efforts with this
month's Companies for Conservation award.
"What sets the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation apart
is that they are inspiring the next generation of leaders to think of
the environment and reduce their energy use, and they are also taking
action to make their operations energy efficient," said Roger Marsh,
Hydro Ottawa's Chief Energy Management Officer.
Thanks to upgrading the chiller at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum
and retrofitting 1,700 fixtures with LED lights at the Canada Science
and Technology Museum, the Corporation has seen its energy costs
decrease. The lighting retrofit will also reduce the museum's operating
and maintenance costs as the new LED bulbs last 10 times longer. In
all, Canada Science and Technology Museum Corporation received $100,545
in incentives through the saveONenergy Retrofit Program, which is
administered locally by Hydro Ottawa.
"We are proud to be recognized for the retrofit projects we completed at
all of our sites and for our efforts to educate younger visitors about
energy conservation as a whole," said Simon Aubin, Chief, Facilities
Services, for the Canada Science and Technology Museum Corporation.
Visit www.hydroottawa.com/c4c to view a video about these energy-efficient improvements and the
engaging Let's Talk Energy exhibits at the Canada Science and
Technology Museum, Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and Canada
Hydro Ottawa's Companies for Conservation award recognizes local
companies and organizations for their innovative conservation projects.
Canada Science and Technology Museum Corporation joins a growing list
of business leaders who have also been recognized for their green
achievements. Past recipients include: LCBO, the Ottawa Hospital and
Bayshore Shopping Centre.
Electricity consumers both large and small can learn more about saving
electricity, and the programs that can help them do so, by visiting www.hydroottawa.com.
About Hydro Ottawa
Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. (Hydro Ottawa) owns and operates two
subsidiary companies, Hydro Ottawa Limited and Energy Ottawa Inc.
Hydro Ottawa Limited is the third largest municipally owned electrical
utility in Ontario serving more than 305,000 customers in the City of
Ottawa and the Village of Casselman. Energy Ottawa Inc., Ottawa's
largest producer of green power, generates renewable energy and
provides commercial energy management services.
SOURCE: Hydro Ottawa Limited
For further information:
Claudia Lemieux Manager, Public Affairs
Tel: 613-738-5499 ext. 7684