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UGI Presents Energy Efficiency Check to Misericordia University for Lighting Improvements

05 Sep 2018

UGI presented an Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) rebate check to Misericordia University for installing energy efficiency LED lighting with lighting controls in two campus buildings

Misericordia received the rebate, totaling $17,838.60, through the Custom Program provision of UGI’s Electric EE&C Program. Misericordia installed 366 high-efficiency lamps in the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library.

In addition, high-efficiency lighting was installed in the new Trocaire Building, designed to provide additional academic classroom, laboratory and conference room space for the physician assistant studies and other academic programs.

The projects are expected to save Misericordia nearly 150,000 kilowatts of electric usage annually, with a reduction of more than $10,000 on their annual electric bill.

“UGI is pleased to provide this check to Misericordia University,” Robert Stoyko, UGI vice president of customer relations, said. “Installation of innovative, energy efficiency technology at education facilities allows institutions to focus more of their resources on preparing students for successful lives and careers.”

By partnering with UGI, Misericordia is able to realize considerable savings in its utility bills,’’ said Misericordia University President Thomas J. Botzman, Ph.D. “By being mindful of energy-efficient lighting and heating products, Misericordia is able to reduce its carbon footprint and also reduce the cost of its utility bills. This is another example of how Misericordia works to contain costs and keep its tuition affordable.  We are grateful for UGI’s efforts in this important undertaking.’’

 The UGI EE&C program is designed to achieve lower energy usage and lower overall costs for customers. The program includes residential customer rebates for fuel switching from electric to natural gas for space heating, water heating and clothes drying and a recycling program for older refrigerators and freezers. Residential and commercial customers are eligible for rebate programs that include fuel switching from electric to natural gas water heaters and the installation of high-efficiency electric appliances. Commercial customers are eligible for rebates for combined heat and power projects, as well as custom projects such a lighting retrofits.

UGI also offers an EE&C program focused on natural gas efficiency. UGI’s Gas EE&C program is available for customers of UGI Utilities Inc. – Gas Division and UGI Penn Natural Gas.

UGI customers interested in learning more about the EE&C program are encouraged to visit www.ugi.com/savesmart.

UGI Utilities is a natural gas and electric utility with headquarters in Reading, Pennsylvania. UGI serves 700,000 customers in 45 Pennsylvania counties and one county in Maryland. Customers and community members are invited to visit the UGI website at www.ugi.com; our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ugiutilities; or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ugi_utilities.

For more information about Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or visit www.misericordia.edu. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 56 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full- and part-time formats. Misericordia University ranks in the top tier of the Best Regional Universities – North category of U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 edition of Best Colleges. The Princeton Review recognizes MU as a 2019 Best Northeastern College and MONEY Magazine includes Misericordia in its 2018-19 “Best Colleges’’ list.


Jim Stephenson, energy advisor, Franklin Energy; Frank Murray, Energy Efficiency Programs analyst, UGI Utilities; Mark Van Etten, vice president of Finance and Administration, Misericordia University; Molly Lorenzen, manager of Corporate Relations, Misericordia University; and Sister Cindy March, RSM, coordinator of the Initiative for Compassionate and Mindful Living, Misericordia University.