Savings Profiles

900 Degrees / Portsmouth Brewery

What do the cooking, refrigeration and lighting components of your restaurant represent? Opportunity! These components of running your business make up more than 65% of your total energy costs. Priscilla Lane-Rondeau, proprietor of 900 Degrees, Manchester, switched to energy efficient fluorescents in her office, hallways, storage space and even in her booth lighting in 2010…

Briston Manor West - Bedford, NH

Briston Manor West, a senior independent living community in Bedford, had a lot of trouble with ice dams. The 46-unit complex had so many air leaks melting the snow that ice dams tore down gutters. Maintenance crews spent countless hours knocking down icicles and trying to remove the ice dams. Dawn Foote of Avise Properties…

Center of New Hampshire Office Tower

Over the last decade, North American Specialty Insurance Co. (NAS), owner of the Office Tower, has committed to improving energy efficiency and reducing the environmental impact of its headquarters at 650 Elm St, adjacent to the Radisson Hotel in Manchester. In July 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized the company’s efforts by awarding the…

Chill Day Spa

When thinking of the types of businesses ripe for energy efficient upgrades, a day spa may not come first to mind. But as Chill Day Spa owner Crissy McQuade recently discovered, the savings from energy efficient lighting add up very quickly. Chill Day Spa, located in Manchester, NH, recently completed a ‘makeover’ of its own…

Concord Hospital

Concord Hospital, originally established in 1884 as the Concord Hospital Association was started to provide care for the community’s underserved. Thanks to the generosity of businessman George Pillsbury the first 50 bed general hospital was built through his gift of $60,000 and opened its doors in December of 1891. Through the years a number of…

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua

In January of 2012, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua opened a new medical office building combining the services offered at three existing locations in Nashua under one roof. “The Liberty Utilities Energy Efficiency Program worked really well for us,” said Christopher Bergeron, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Regional Facilities Manager. “We had certain energy efficiency measures in mind and Liberty was able…

Forest Ridge Apartments

Forest Ridge Apartments is a 370 unit rental development located in Nashua NH. Within the complex there are a total of 36 buildings nestled throughout a wooded area. The apartments, built in 1968, were a prime candidate for energy efficiency upgrades. “Our energy costs were extremely high”, said property manager Diane Ventresca, “We had to…

Hobbit Hill Farm

When Dan Nelson decided to retire and live in Wentworth about 7 years ago, he looked forward to building a greenhouse and enjoying his passion for gardening. What Dan didn’t know was how quickly his hobby would turn into the now thriving business he calls Hobbit Hill Farm. Dan enjoyed growing tomatoes the most and…

Hypertherm

Hypertherm manufactures systems that cut metal, stone, rubber, and other materials used in a variety of industries such as shipbuilding, transportation, construction, and agriculture. Chances are that if you look around, you’ll see something made with the help of Hypertherm, be it a ship, skyscraper, bulldozer, bus, wind tower, or pipeline. Based in Hanover, New…

Keene Ice

Energy-efficient Ice Arena is Cool Addition to Keene Eversource energy efficiency expertise and the company’s cost-saving incentive programs, along with design engineering partner DMI, played key roles in helping the nonprofit Keene Community Ice Arena (Keene Ice) recently open an energy-efficient $6 million facility in a former City of Keene public works warehouse. The arena,…

LaPerle’s IGA

Guy LaPerle is using energy efficiency programs to make his supermarket the leanest and greenest in the North Country, if not the state. Since 2005, LaPerle’s IGA has taken advantage of NHSaves Commercial & Industrial program rebates totaling more than $25,000 to trim its annual energy costs by $15,000 a year. And the Green Grocer of…

Northeast Lantern, Ltd.

Northeast Lantern, Ltd.’s hand-forged lighting fixtures don’t just look great; they’re made in New Hampshire, they’re designed to save energy and some reduce light pollution, as well. A family-owned business out of Exeter, Northeast Lantern, Ltd. has been producing high-quality outdoor lighting fixtures for 25 years. Every hand-forged, solid copper and brass lighting fixture is…

Nouria Energy

Nouria Energy made a commitment to energy efficiency in its Londonderry store in 2012. Aided by Eversource’s Small Business Solutions Program and two of their turnkey vendors, Prism Energy Solutions and National Resource Management (NRM), the company accessed more than $28,000 in incentive funds to be used towards upgrading the stores lighting and refrigeration equipment….

Royal Concord Gardens

Royal Concord Gardens is a 260 unit low income housing complex located in Concord, NH. The complex, built in the 1970’s, was in need of renovation and repair. The complex was recently purchased by a new owner who began an extensive renovation funded in conjunction with the NH Housing Finance Authority. When the project was…

Smuttynose Brewery

Smuttynose Brewing Company is the Granite State’s leading craft brewery, located on a historic 14-acre farm in Hampton, New Hampshire. Smuttynose was founded in 1994 by the folks who started the Northampton and Portsmouth Breweries. Smuttynose products are distributed in 25 states; Washington, DC; Puerto Rico; Sweden; the UK; South Korea and Germany. Smuttynose opened…

St. Paul’s School

St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH, was recognized by the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) as a “Business Leader in Energy Efficiency.” The St. Paul’s School was honored in 2011 for its continued efforts to advance energy efficiency in operations and residential housing. These efforts have resulted in annual energy savings of over 462,000 kWh…

Sullivan Construction, Inc.

The 2009 edition of the NHSaves catalog featured a two page article entitled “When Builders Build for Themselves,” a local firm demonstrates the benefits of green design and construction. At the time NHSaves went to press last year, Sullivan Construction, Inc. had applied for the  U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Certification (Leadership in Energy and…

The North Conway Grand Hotel

For a hotel that built a reputation on its distinctive ambience, the lighting retrofit at the North Conway Grand Hotel presented challenges and opportunities. The installation of energy efficient lights and fixtures promised savings of $8,000 per year, but hotel management wanted to make sure it didn’t come at the expense of the guest experience….

Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital

In front of three new high-efficiency hot water boilers stand Jeff Lacoy (left), facility manager of Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook, and Eversource Account Executive Randy Perkins. The boilers have replaced the hospital’s less efficient steam boilers and, with that change, the hospital is expecting 40 percent lower heating bills this winter, saving critical…

White Mountain Athletic Club Dives Into Energy Efficiency

Club went the extra mile with pool renovation The Problem: The White Mountain Athletic Club in Waterville Valley was paying high energy bills for a pool dehumidification system that was old and inefficient. The Options: As part of their pool renovation plan, club owner Tom Gross, Jr. and General Manager Rene Schwartz had a choice…

YMCA of Greater Nashua

Through its 125 years, the YMCA of Greater Nashua has helped individuals to improve their health and well-being while building a strong sense of community. The Y provides family-centered, value-focused programs and activities for its members and the surrounding communities. In 2008, the YMCA of Greater Nashua decided it had outgrown its current facility in Nashua and worked with…