SOURCE: Scotiabank

Scotiabank

January 05, 2015 09:30 ET

Ontario Rinks Going Green With the Help of Scotiabank and Delviro Energy

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - January 05, 2015) - Scotiabank and Delviro Energy have teamed up to help improve 13 community rinks across Ontario, upgrading their lighting with energy efficient LED lights.

"Scotiabank is proud to be working with Delviro Energy to offer local community rinks new environmentally-friendly lighting," said Ed Keohane, Scotiabank Senior Vice President of Ontario Region. "This is a special partnership for us as it allows us to combine our support of community hockey with our efforts in supporting sustainable, energy-efficient projects, which we do through our Scotiabank EcoLiving program. The new lights will help the arenas save money by saving energy and reducing the impact on climate change."

Scotiabank has subsidized the cost of the new energy efficient Delviro Energy lighting at the following rinks: in Toronto at the George Bell Arena, in Stratford at the William Allman Memorial Arena and Stratford Rotary Complex (2 rinks in the complex), in Quinte West at Duncan Macdonald Memorial Gardens, Frankford Arena and Trenton Arena Two, in Georgina at the Ice Palace (two rinks at the arena), in Milton at the Milton Sports Centre (in two rinks) and the Milton Memorial Arena and in Sutton at the Sutton Arena. The bank has offered up to $5,000 to update the lighting in each location. 

Delviro Energy is Canada's leading manufacturer and supplier of quality LED lighting products. The LED lights will help the arenas by:

  • Reducing energy costs - use at least 75% less energy than incandescent lighting, saving on operating expenses.
  • Reducing maintenance costs - lasts 35 to 50 times longer than incandescent lighting and about 2 to 5 times longer than fluorescent lighting.
  • Reducing cooling costs - LEDs produce very little heat.

"We are excited to work with Scotiabank on this project to help light up community rinks for years to come in a way that benefits the environment," said Pat Morrison, National Sales Director of Delviro Energy.

Scotiabank is a proud supporter of community hockey across Canada, sponsoring over 5,000 minor hockey teams.

Scotiabank's customer-focused environmental program, Scotiabank EcoLiving, educates Canadians on shared benefits of energy efficiency and sustainable practices. As part of the Scotiabank EcoLiving program, the bank hosts the Scotiabank EcoLiving Awards, an annual national awards program recognizing businesses, entrepreneurs and students in Canada for excellence in the development of home energy efficiency products, services and solutions. Nominations for the three award categories of the 2015 Scotiabank EcoLiving Awards are now being accepted at ecoliving.scotiabank.com/awards until March 31, 2015.

About Delviro Energy
Delviro Energy Inc. is Canada's leading manufacturer and supplier of lighting products, primarily focused on the expanding demand for LED Lighting fixtures and retrofits. Our products are custom engineered and designed, representing some of the best energy efficient luminaires in the lighting industry. Delviro products cover a wide variety of applications and budgets, including Medical, Industrial, Recreational, Commercial and Transportation, with a reputation built on superior quality.

About Scotiabank
Scotiabank is a leading financial services provider in over 55 countries and Canada's most international bank. Through Bright Future, our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank and its employees support causes at a grassroots level across six pillars: health, education, social services, arts and culture, environment and sports. Recognized as a leader for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has contributed on average $50 million annually over the last five years to community causes around the world. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.

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