From left to right: City Councilor Don Landers, EES representative Frank Collins, City Councilor Edward Clancy, State Representative Danielle Gregoire, and store owner Craig Hunt.
On Valentine’s Day most people think red, but for Hunt’s Mobil in Marlborough, MA it was all about going green! On Saturday, February 14th, the store hosted a green launch party to tell customers about their recent energy efficient upgrades.
With the help of EES Consulting, Hunt’s Mobil implemented several improvement measures including new LED lighting, refrigeration fans that generate 2/3 less heat, and energy-regulating controls in every cooler. EES Consulting developed customized solutions that allowed Hunt’s Mobil to reduce it’s environmental impact while saving money and improving the store’s appearance. These solutions led to a 35% reduction in energy use, which means the store will cut carbon emissions by over 160,500 pounds per year, which is equivalent to planting 3,677 trees.
These improvements reduced the store’s carbon footprint without breaking the bank. Owner Craig Hunt explains, “I’ve considered making these changes to my store for awhile, but I always thought it would be too expensive and the rebates (seemed) too good to be true. EES evaluated the entire property from top to bottom and found huge savings, which helped me qualify for a 50% National Grid rebate. This made it easier to begin making the store more efficient.” However, Craig’s desire to implement these upgrades goes deeper than the energy savings, “I’ve lived in Marlborough my entire life and now my kids are growing up here. It’s important for me to set a good example and reinvest in the community to make it a better place for my children and their families.”
Hunt’s Mobil was proud to share their new “green” initiative with their patrons and they plan to keep the momentum going. “We definitely have plans for the future,” says Hunt, “we’re starting with small changes, like recycling, but I’d like to get involved with other local organizations to do more throughout the year.”
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