Constellation Customers Reduce CO2 Emissions
Constellation, an Exelon company, is a leading competitive electric supplier of products and services for homes across the United States and Canada. Over the past two years, Constellation’s commercial and industrial customers have reduced their CO2 emissions by about 75,432 metric tons (or 166,299,142 lbs) through the energy company’s Efficiency Made Easy (EME) program.
According to Constellation, this number represents an average 20 percent reduction in electricity use per EME customer which is an estimated total of 106,911,782 kWh of electricity.
Constellation is now expanding EME to competitive electricity markets nationwide.
EME enables Constellation commercial and industrial customers fund to energy conservation measures, such as energy efficient lighting, as part of their electricity supply bill.
“Efficiency Made Easy allowed us to implement conservation measures that would have otherwise taken several years to complete from a cost perspective,” said Jeff Brainard, area general manager, Embassy Suites, Washington, D.C. “The energy efficient lighting upgrades at our hotel have helped to save utility costs and achieve a 4-key rating for environmental performance from the Green Key Eco-Rating program.”
Launched in early 2011 in the Northeast and Great Lakes regions, EME allows Constellation customers to implement energy efficiency upgrades at their facilities without up-front capital expenditures. The cost of efficiency measures is included in the price per kilowatt-hour over the term of the electricity supply agreement. In most cases, customers realize an immediate savings on energy costs from reduced energy use.
“Constellation’s aim, in earning our customers’ trust as their energy supplier of choice, is to work hand-in-hand to optimize both energy cost and overall energy use,” said Gary Fromer, senior vice president, energy management programs, for Constellation. “Energy efficiency is an essential component of the most effective energy management strategies deployed by businesses. Our Efficiency Made Easy offering can make energy conservation projects financially feasible and help customers reduce costs and operate in a more environmentally responsible way.”
Companies that offer lighting, automation controls, HVAC systems, water conservation and other efficiency technologies are teaming with Constellation to help their customers implement energy conservation measures through EME.