UGI Utilities, Inc. has announced it has joined the U.S. Environmental Protections Agency’s ENERGY STAR program as an ENERGY STAR partner. Through this voluntary partnership, UGI will work to improve energy efficiency through a strategic energy management program that will enhance environmental protection.
“UGI is pleased to become an ENERGY STAR partner,” said Robert Stoyko, vice president of customer relations, said. “Through this partnership, we demonstrate our continuing commitment to environmental stewardship and lower energy costs by helping to improve the energy efficiency of the homes and businesses of our customers.”
UGI offers rebates and other incentives to residential and business customers to encourage the purchase of high-efficiency equipment through its Energy Efficiency and Conservation program, which are offered to UGI Gas Division and UGI Electric Division customers. A proposal to expand the program to UGI Penn Natural Gas customers is currently under consideration by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. Additional information about UGI’s EE&C program can be found at www.ugi.com/savesmart.
As an ENERGY STAR partner, UGI pledges to:
Provide its customers with incentives to promote the purchase of ENERGY STAR rated equipment;Develop and implement a plan consistent with the ENERGY STAR Energy Management Guidelines to achieve energy savings;Discuss the importance of energy efficiency to its employees and the community;Support the ENERGY STAR National Campaigns to promote energy efficiency;Highlight its achievements with recognition offered through ENERGY STAR.
“Improving the energy efficiency of our nation’s buildings is critical to protecting our environment,” said Jean Lupinacci, chief of the ENERGY STAR Commercial & Industrial Branch. “From the boiler room to the board room, ENERGY STAR partners are leading the way by making the buildings where we work, play and learn more efficient.”
ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Today, the ENERGY STAR label can be found on more than 60 different kinds of products as well as new homes and commercial and industrial buildings that meet strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the EPA. Over the past twenty years, American families and businesses have saved a total of nearly $230 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 1.7 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions with help from ENERGY STAR. For more information about the ENERGY STAR visit www.energystar.gov
UGI Utilities has headquarters in Reading, Pennsylvania and serves 690,000 customers in 44 Pennsylvania counties and one county in Maryland. Customers interested in additional information visit the UGI website at www.ugi.com; on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ugiutilities; Twitter at www.twitter.com/ugi_utilities.