It’s only appropriate with Earth Day approaching to announce some exciting “green” news of our own! Gifts come in all shapes and sizes around here. Some folks donate funds, some car loads of food, some computers and electronic equipment. It’s really quite astounding how much good will our neighbors share with us. This is especially true for the gift that we recently received through Energy Outreach, Xcel Energy and the Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships.
In an effort to become “greener” and more efficiently utilize funds for feeding our neighbors, our 106,000 square-foot facility was recently gifted with more than $103,000 worth of weatherization improvements through Energy Outreach Colorado’s Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Program (NEEP). This program provides free energy audits and efficiency upgrades for qualifying nonprofit facilities across the state. We consider ourselves blessed to have been chosen to receive these improvements!
Some of the work done includes 7 radiant heaters, pipe insulation, air curtains for walk-in coolers, occupancy sensors and faucet aerators and new refrigerators and merchandisers. All of this work will save us enough in energy costs to provide more than 28,000 meals for our neighbors in need this year alone!