UGI Utilities, Inc. Wednesday 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.”
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; and
-- 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.”
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 Public Utility Commission.
For more information, visit UGI’s Additional information about UGI’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Program webpage.[Note: EPA’s Energy Star Program is one of the programs the Trump Administration has proposed to eliminate funding for in federal FY 2018.]