$24,800 from utility helps update state of the art, energy-saving
SAULT STE. MARIE, ON, June 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Union Gas was able to help
the new headquarters of PUC Services Inc. become a leading edge,
energy-saving building, thanks to $24,800 in rebates from the Chatham,
Ont.-based gas company.
The $20.2 million, 100,000 square-foot building is the multi-utility
service company's new headquarters / service centre in Sault Ste. Marie
and combines three previous facilities into one.
"Our goal is to help our municipal partners use clean and affordable
natural gas in an efficient way," said Steve Jelich, northeast district
manager for Union Gas.
"Since 1997, our energy efficiency programs have helped Union Gas
customers save over five billion cubic meters of natural gas and reduce
CO2 emissions the equivalent of removing over 1.7 million cars from
Ontario's roads. These investments in energy saving projects, supported
through our EnerSmart program, will not only help the PUC reduce its energy consumption and
operating costs, they also help the environment."
The $24,800 represents the total amount of rebates that Union Gas has
paid out as installation rebates.
This PUC building is near full completion after 18 months of
construction, and is built to a LEED gold standard for energy
efficiency. PUC Services Inc. is wholly owned by the City of Sault Ste.
Marie. The responsible energy saving choices adopted by the PUC and
supported by City Council, such as high-efficiency central boilers and
water heaters along with energy recovery systems, will help ensure a
cost-effective operation of this building during the course of its
"PUC Services is grateful to Union Gas for their generous incentives.
The energy savings that will result from the installation of the energy
recovery ventilators and condensing boilers covered by these rebates
are anticipated to save more than $900,000 dollars in operating costs
for PUC and its customers over the life of the equipment," said Dominic
Parrella, President & C.E.O. of PUC Services Inc. "Our combined
efforts, in relation to natural gas and electricity conservation
measures, will benefit both our customers and the environment overall."
Union Gas has been dedicated to energy conservation and reducing its
environmental footprint for over 15 years. The company's program
installation rebates are designed to help customers opt for higher
efficient natural gas saving solutions and ultimately assist them in
shortening the investment payback period for those solutions.
About PUC Services Inc.
PUC Services Inc. is a utility services company operating as a wholly
owned private company of the Corporation of the City of Sault Ste.
Marie. PUC Services manages the assets and business of PUC
Distribution Inc. which supplies electricity to over 33,000 customers
within Sault Ste. Marie and surrounding area. PUC Services also
manages the city's water treatment and distribution system and operates
the city's two wastewater treatment plants under multi-year contracts.
In addition, PUC Services Inc. provides billing and customer care
services and manages the operations of Espanola Regional Hydro under
multi-year contracts. Water and wastewater services are also provided
to a number of communities and organizations across the Algoma
About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission
and distribution company based in Ontario with 100 years of experience
and service to customers. The distribution business serves about 1.4
million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than
400 communities across northern, southwestern and eastern Ontario.
Union Gas, named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2011, 2012 and
2013, is a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company with assets of $5.8
billion and approximately 2,200 employees. For more information, visit
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SOURCE: Union Gas Limited
For further information:
Union Gas Limited
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Ph: 519 436-5490 or 1-800-571-8446 ext. 5490
Cell: 519 365-1010
PUC Services Inc.
Marketing & Customer Communications