BENNINGTON, NH, May 24, 2016 (Business Wire) -Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) has chosen Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. as a 2016 Northeast Business Leader for Energy Efficiency for its efforts to foster the economy and protect the environment via its commitment to energy efficiency. The six organizations named as this year’s Business Leaders, including Monadnock, will be recognized at NEEP Northeast Energy Efficiency Summit at the Omni Mt. Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire June 13-14, 2016.
Nominated by Eversource, the company is being honored for its continued efforts to advance energy efficiency in its operations, which has resulted in annual energy savings of over 1,595,014 kWh, and cost savings of $191,402.
The Northeast Business Leaders for Energy Efficiency recognition program highlights the accomplishments of organizations that are participating in energy efficiency programs across the region. Monadnock was selected for recognition based on its success to:
- Achieve multi-year results of energy savings through investment in cost efficient measures;
- Address comprehensive changes in major energy systems such as lighting, HVAC, building envelope, office equipment and industrial processes, with a focus on strategic energy management;
- Continue improvements in energy performance through corporate efficiency and sustainability plans;
- Demonstrate leadership to advance energy efficiency within industry, the community, and with policy makers; and
- Collaborate with ratepayer-funded and state energy efficiency programs.
Monadnock has been dedicated to the environment and consistently at the forefront of energy efficiency for more than 40 years. In the past 15 years alone, Monadnock has initiated 22 energy efficiency projects, including installation of more efficient motors, LED lighting through the plant, HVAC upgrades, production line equipment improvements, and compressed air system improvements.
“NEEP is proud to recognize Monadnock for its success and commitment to energy efficiency,” said Sue Coakley, Executive Director of NEEP. “Monadnock provides an excellent example of how energy efficient measures can improve a company’s bottom line, contribute to economic growth and reduce environmental impact.”
“Energy efficiency has always been a mainstay of the Monadnock culture and our business practices,” said Richard Verney, Chairman and CEO of Monadnock. “We are honored to be recognized by NEEP for our commitment to energy efficiency and responsible environmental stewardship, and we look forward to continuing these efforts into the future.”
About Monadnock Paper Mills
Monadnock Paper Mills (MPM) provides and custom engineers a diverse range of products including technical/specialty papers, and premium printing and packaging papers for leading brands worldwide. The company’s ENVIPortfolio® of products features fiber-based solutions that replace plastic for uses such as gift cards and tags. Its technical papers are used in medical and pharmaceutical packaging, construction, interior design, manufacturing and other specialty applications and markets. Working as a true partner with its customers, Monadnock’s technical expertise and agility result in products that lead the market in innovation and quality. With a passion for the environment and ingenuity, Monadnock turns ideas into reality.
NEEP was founded in 1996 as a non-profit whose mission is to bring together regional stakeholders in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic with expertise, leveraged resources, and best practices to accelerate energy efficiency in homes, buildings, and industry in order to keep the region a national efficiency leader.