Newton, IA, Lauds Three for Efficiency Efforts

newtonThree organizations in Newton, IA, have been honored for energy efficiency.

The awards were bestowed by The Hometown Rewards program, which is sponsored by Alliant Energy. The honorees are McCall Monument, Newton Enterprises and Newton Water Pollution Control, according to the Newton Daily News.

The program was established last year and, to date, has achieved two of its three charter goals. The first was to engage 25 percent of its commercial and industrial customers through energy assessments and rebates. The second is to cut government buildings and operations energy use by 8 percent.

McCall Monument was recognized for installing LEDs that the story says will cut energy use by 24,455 kWh annually. Newton Enterprises is cutting energy use by 40,669 kWh annually through use of variable frequency drive motors. The Newton Water Pollution Control at the community’s wastewater treatment plant did both: It installed variable frequency drives and LEDs. It experts to cut energy use by 377,198 kWh and save more than $12,000 annually, the story says.

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