This year, you have two opportunities to help celebrate Pennsylvania's Green Power Heroes.
In both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, we will be honoring the businesses, organizations and individuals from across the Commonwealth who are building our 21st Century green energy economy. We will also be giving a special award in each city -- the Citizens' Choice Green Power Hero Award – based on recommendations by PennFuture’s members and supporters.
Here is the list of this year's award recipients to be honored at the Philadelphia luncheon:
Green Power: Make It…
Masonic Village at Elizabethtown.
- Your award is for installing a 1 MW solar system at your 100 year-old retirement community in Elizabethtown.
Spiral Path Farm
- Your award is for installing a 145 KW solar system to meet 100 percent of your electricity usage while reducing heat-trapping pollution by 203,000 pounds annually.
- Your award is for meeting 100 percent of your electricity needs with green power through the purchase of renewable energy credits and the installation of 2 MW of solar across six Pennsylvania locations.
Philadelphia Water Department
- Your award is for installing a 250 kW solar array at your Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant, currently the largest solar system in Philadelphia and the first that is publicly owned.
Victory Brewing Company
- Your award is for installing 345 solar panels on the roof of your brewery, and implementing energy efficiency measures into your brewing process.
Solar States/Crane Arts Building
- Your award is for installing over 400 solar panels on the roof of the Crane Arts Building, currently the largest rooftop solar array in Philadelphia.
- Your award is for your 20 acre solar farm that consists of over 30,000 solar panels.
Turkey Hill, Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority, and PPL
- Your award is for working together to develop the Frey Farm Wind Project, a two-turbine, 3 MW facility that utilizes a preexisting landfill.
Snyder’s of Hanover
- Your award is for developing a 3.5 MW solar power array, the largest solar installation in Pennsylvania.
- Your award is for developing a 1 MW roof-mounted solar power array and other green initiatives.
East Lycoming School District
- Your award is for the 600 kW solar array on the campus of your high school, and your continued leadership in the area of clean energy for schools including your wind and biomass system and energy efficiency measures.
- Your award is in recognition for your installation of a 406 kW solar array at your Upper Providence facility and a 3 MW solar array at your York facility.
- Your award is for your multiple landfill gas to energy projects in Pennsylvania, totaling 82 megawatts of capacity and 15 mmscfd of direct gas flow potential.
Green Power: Save It…
- Your award is for your installation of a solar hot water system and water battery to absorb and capture solar energy during the day, to use during the evening hours and cloudy days.
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
- Your award is for achieving LEED Platinum certification with the construction of your new facility, which integrates solar energy generation, geothermal heating and cooling, and a variety of other energy efficiency measures.
Lindy Property Management
- Your award is for installing solar thermal systems on nine of your buildings, totaling 146 solar thermal panels.
Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts
- Your award is for being the first public high school to achieve LEED Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Swarthmore Presbyterian Church
- Your award is for your continued commitment to energy efficiency, reducing your total energy use more than 40 percent through behavioral changes and upgrading your roof, HVAC and boilers, helping to save more than 11,000 kWh of electricity and 290,000 cubic feet of natural gas per year.
Philadelphia Gas Works
- Your award is for the creation of gas efficiency programs that will help residential, commercial, and industrial customers conserve energy and save money while creating as many as 1,000 new local jobs, and reduce the region’s carbon dioxide emissions by 1.24 million tons.
- Your award is for the creation of EnergyWorks to provide low-interest loans to enable families, commercial, and industrial building owners to invest in energy efficiency upgrades and reduce their energy usage.
- Your award is for working tirelessly and passionately to upgrade the HVAC and lighting systems in Montgomery County’s facilities, making them more efficient, less polluting, and less expensive for taxpayers.
Green Power: Move It
The Hershey Company
- Your award is for installing two electric vehicle charging stations at Hershey’s Chocolate World, the first electric vehicle chargers in central Pennsylvania, and for installing 1,092 solar panels at Hershey’s Chocolate World and 182 panels at the technical center.
- Your award is for your work as one of the largest car-sharing programs in North America, reducing air pollution and gasoline use by taking cars off the road, and by using hybrid vehicles.
Devon Preparatory School
- Your award is for the solar powered vehicle developed by your students, earning 4th place at the 16th annual Hunt-Winston Solar Car Challenge in Texas.
Green Power: Lifestyle Leaders…
- Your award is in recognition of your leadership in residential applications of renewable energy through your home installation of a geothermal heating and cooling system and solar panels.
- Your award is in recognition of your leadership in pioneering a solar powered lifestyle, including residential solar panels and electric powered transportation vehicles.
Green Power: Leading the Way…
Academy of Natural Sciences
- Your award is for your leadership in supporting sustainable energy through the Urban Sustainability Forum, as well as your purchase of 100 percent renewable energy for your facility.
- Your award is for your leadership in developing a clean energy economy in Pennsylvania.
Green Power: Buy It…
PPL Electric Utilities
- Your award is for being the first utility in the state to follow the recommendations in the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s Solar Policy Statement, including entering into long-term contracts for solar renewable energy credits (SRECs) and procuring SRECs through an aggregator for small-scale projects, helping to provide price stability for commercial scale projects and create a revenue stream to residential solar systems.
- Your award is for purchasing 2,220 MWh of Pennsylvania wind energy to help meet your electricity needs.
Franklin & Marshall College
- Your award is for being the first retail electric customer in Pennsylvania to commit to purchasing solar renewable energy credits from a solar project prior to construction, helping to make the 6 MW Keystone Solar Project a reality.
Friends Center Corporation
- Your award is for purchasing 100 percent of your electricity needs from wind energy produced within Pennsylvania.
- Your award is for purchasing 100 percent of your electricity needs from renewable energy produced within Pennsylvania.
Citizens Choice Green Power Hero:
- Your award is in recognition for your leadership in the development of the SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education & Development Support) group that promotes the green energy sector by educating the community on the importance of renewable energy and energy efficiency, and sponsoring job training for solar and small-scale wind contractors.
Rachel Carson Green Leadership Award:
The Honorable Governor Edward G. Rendell
• In recognition of your leadership in championing and establishing Pennsylvania’s clean energy economy.
Join us to celebrate and honor these and all green power leaders.
The cost of the lunch is $35, a special discounted rate of $30 is available for PennFuture members.
Seating is limited; so reserve your spot today. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Hope to see you there!
To become a sponsor for the luncheon or to purchase a table, please email Mary Kane or call her at 717-214-7920.