April 21, 2017, the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) recognized 11 state government agencies, quasi-public agencies and municipalities for their renewable energy and energy efficiency achievements at its inaugural Lead By Example Energy Awards ceremony, held at the Rhode Island State House.
As one of the City’s efficiency and sustainability partners, ADI Energy is proud to be a part of its team to assist the City in aggressively pursuing its goals. Most recently, the City converted all of its 16,800 streetlights to LED smart-technology fixtures. Also, Providence is also implementing an ambitious plan that prioritizes deep energy efficiency retrofits to reduce energy use for municipal buildings and schools. Specifically, ADI Energy has recently completed two energy efficiency projects for the City.
The State’s Lead by Example promotes the adoption of clean energy measures across public sector facilities and state agencies. State and municipal employees are helping to reduce energy costs and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, consistent with Rhode Island’s economic, energy and environmental policy goals. This work frequently goes unheralded, but is a critical tool in addressing constrained budgets and carbon footprints across government.
“This is the first year we have specifically recognized state agencies and municipalities for their renewable energy and energy efficiency achievements – the response has been phenomenal,” said State Energy Commissioner Carol Grant. “In the challenge to reduce state-wide energy consumption, all of our nominees demonstrated innovating thinking, leadership and teamwork across departments. We are proud of the example they have set for government, businesses and Rhode Island residents.”
About the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources: The Office of Energy Resources (OER) is Rhode Island’s lead state agency on energy policy and programs. The mission of OER is to lead Rhode Island to a secure, cost-effective, and sustainable energy future. OER works closely with private and public stakeholders to increase the reliability and security of our energy supply, reduce energy costs and mitigate price volatility, and improve environmental quality. By developing and implementing smart energy policies—such as those that promote energy efficiency and renewable energy—OER helps advance Rhode Island as a national leader in the new clean energy economy.
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