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Islanders Bank earns big rebates

June 8, 2013 · Updated 3:48 PM

OPALCO presented Islanders Bank with a check for $10,775 for the commercial lighting upgrades that the bank completed at all three branches, San Juan, Orcas and Lopez. OPALCO’s Energy Services Specialist Elisa Howard presented the big rebate check to Brad Williamson, CEO, and Ray Adams, project manager, at Islanders Bank on May 28.

The three bank branches upgraded nearly 300 lighting fixtures, replacing incandescent bulbs with high-efficiency LEDs, and T-12 fluorescent bulbs with energy-saving T-8 bulbs with efficient new ballasts. Some fixtures were equipped with occupancy sensors for further savings. The lighting upgrades will save Islanders Bank a combined estimated 50,390 annual kilowatt hours which will translate to significant savings on their monthly utility bills. Electric lighting accounts for approximately 25 percent of all the energy used in commercial buildings.

“Islanders Bank is committed to doing the right thing for our customers and community,” said Williamson. “We’ve been encouraging our customers toward greater energy efficiency through our Get Connected Loan Program and OPALCO’s Home Snapshot Energy Assessments. This was a perfect opportunity to ‘walk our talk’ and it will pay dividends in energy savings for years to come.”

For more information on OPALCO’s rebate program and Home Snapshot Energy Assessments, go to www.opalco.com/energy-services. For more information on the Islanders Bank Get Connected Loan Program, go to www.islandersbank.com/images/HE%20Lending%20draft.pdf.

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