DENVER (Feb. 10, 2009) – The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is contributing to a more energy efficient Colorado. UC Denver Anschutz Medical Campus today received a Colorado Energy Efficiency Award in the Most Energy Savings at One Premise category, presented by Xcel Energy at the Energy Efficiency Expo at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center-Denver.
The UC Denver Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC) is one of 11 area organizations who qualified for the award this year by participating in many of the Xcel Energy rebate programs. UC Denver AMC efforts included installing energy efficient equipment and lighting during new building construction, multiple remodels and retrofits on existing facilities and energy efficient design of new buildings.
“I think that this award recognizes the continued efforts of members of my staff as well as the Facilities Projects staff to help reduce our energy consumption and the emission of greenhouse gases while saving money by making good business decisions,” said David Turnquist, assistant vice chancellor of Facilities Operations at UC Denver. “It was a nice surprise to receive this sort of recognition and we appreciate Xcel Energy’s efforts in making this a possibility for us.”
Throughout the year, Xcel Energy offers a variety of events ranging from conservation expos to executive forums for their business customers. Xcel started the Colorado efficiency awards program last year to honor business and government customers who have made the highest accomplishments in energy efficiency. Efficiency plays a key role in Xcel Energy’s ability to provide clean, reliable and cost effective forms of energy.
The University of Colorado Denver is one of three campuses in the University of Colorado system. Located in Denver on the Downtown Campus and at Ninth & Colorado Blvd., and on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo., University of Colorado Denver offers more than 100 degrees and programs in 13 schools and colleges and serves more than 28,000 students in Metro Denver and online. For more information, visit the UC Denver Newsroom.
Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL) is a major U.S. electricity and natural gas company with regulated operations in eight Western and Midwestern states. Xcel Energy provides a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.3 million electricity customers and 1.8 million natural gas customers through its regulated operating companies. Company headquarters are located in Minneapolis. More information is available at www.xcelenergy.com.
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