Kevin Haime Golf School goes green, chips away at energy costs

OTTAWA, Sept. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Hydro Ottawa is proud to recognize the Kevin Haime Golf School as the September 2012 recipient of the Companies for Conservation award for installing energy-efficient lighting at its two Ottawa locations.

"The Kevin Haime Golf School truly has embraced energy conservation. Their success serves as an inspiration for other small businesses looking to go green," said Roger Marsh, Hydro Ottawa's Chief Energy Management Officer.

The Kevin Haime Golf School replaced all its indoor lighting through the saveONenergy Small Business Lighting Program. Under this provincial program, qualifying businesses can get up to $1,000 of lighting and equipment upgrades. The Kevin Haime Golf School received $960 in program funding and invested an additional $586 to implement all of the recommended upgrades.

Thanks to these upgrades, this family-owned and operated business has cut energy costs by more than $500 per year.

"The saveONenergy Small Business Lighting Program helped us save money and it is good for the environment. There truly is no downside for small businesses," said Kevin Haime, owner of the golf school and driving range.

Visit www.hydroottawa.com/c4c to view a video about these energy-efficient improvements.

Hydro Ottawa's Companies for Conservation award recognizes local companies and organizations for their innovative conservation projects. The Kevin Haime Golf School 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
Hydro Ottawa
Tel: 613-738-5499 ext. 7684
claudialemieux@hydroottawa.com

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