by Dawn Quirk
Thanks largely to our favorite energy manager and Tufts Recycles! advocate Betsy Isenstein, National Grid recognized Tufts yesterday for vigorously utilizing energy efficiency upgrades over the last twenty years. During the company’s celebration of 20 years of energy efficiency, Secretary Ian Bowles, on behalf of Gov. Deval Patrick, presented the National Grid with a congratulatory Citation in honor of the anniversary. Appropriately located in the energy-efficient Sophia Gordon Hall, the event featured speaker and National Grid Senior Vice President of External Affairs, Marcy Reed. Reed pointed out that Tufts has “long demonstrated its commitment to energy efficiency and the environment.” But what exactly does Tufts accomplish annually? The answer is energy conserved to power 379 homes for a whole year and an offset of 3,300 tons of greenhouse gasses!
From left to right: Betsey Isenstein, Energy Manager at Tufts; John Roberto, Tufts VP of Operations; Larry Bacow, President of Tufts; Ian Bowles, MA Secretary of Environment and Energy; Marcy Reed, Senior VP of External Affairs at National Grid