Hydro Ottawa

Hydro Ottawa

May 28, 2012 09:31 ET

Hydro Ottawa Applauds Bayshore Shopping Centre for Going Green

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 28, 2012) - Hydro Ottawa is proud to present Bayshore Shopping Centre with this month's Companies for Conservation award for proving that small changes can make a big difference when it comes to energy conservation.

In all, 65 stores at the west-end shopping centre have upgraded to energy efficient lighting, as part of the saveONenergy Small Business Lighting Program. This province-wide initiative, which is administered locally by Hydro Ottawa, provides up to $1,000 in free energy-efficient lighting and equipment upgrades.

"Now, more than ever, businesses are looking for ways to cut costs and be more energy-efficient. I am thrilled that so many of these businesses are embracing environmental stewardship and participating in the saveONenergy programs," said Roger Marsh, Hydro Ottawa's Chief Energy Management Officer.

Bayshore Shopping Centre is involved in several energy management and sustainability programs. From promoting recycling to purchasing its electricity from a green provider, the company and its tenants are focused on reducing the environmental impact of their operations.

"Conservation is part of the culture at Bayshore. We're proud that our tenants are doing their part to reduce their carbon footprint," said Bert Vanderwal, Ottawa Operation Manager at Bayshore Shopping Centre.

Hydro Ottawa's Companies for Conservation program recognizes local companies and organizations for their innovative conservation projects. Bayshore Shopping Centre joins a growing list of business leaders who have also been recognized for their green achievements. Past recipients include: LCBO, the Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa. Electricity consumers both large and small can learn more about saving electricity, and the programs that can help them do so, by visiting www.hydroottawa.com/commercial.

About Hydro Ottawa

Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. (Hydro Ottawa) owns and operates two subsidiary companies, Hydro Ottawa Limited and Energy Ottawa Inc. Hydro Ottawa Limited is the third largest municipally owned electrical utility in Ontario serving more than 305,000 customers in the City of Ottawa and the Village of Casselman. Energy Ottawa Inc., Ottawa's largest producer of green power, generates renewable energy and provides commercial energy management services.

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