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11/30/2015 Contact: 850-413-6482

PSC’s Triple E Award Presented to Humane Society of Broward County


TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) proudly presents its November Triple E Award for Energy Efficiency Efforts to the Humane Society of Broward County for conserving energy, while energizing a more humane world for animals everywhere.

“This Humane Society provides shelter for thousands of dogs, cats, and other critters in need, and by proactively implementing many energy conservation measures throughout its Fort Lauderdale facility, both animals and humans are more comfortable,” said PSC Chairman Art Graham. “Working with Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), the Humane Society replaced two 8-ton AC units and traded more than 1,000 fluorescent light bulbs with more efficient lighting.

“To ensure the animals’ needs are met, the Humane Society also participated in FPL’s Budget Bill program,” Chairman Graham added, “giving the shelter a more predictable monthly bill by spreading out electric costs in approximately 12 equal payments.”

“We are so pleased with the results of our energy conservation investments through our work with FPL,” said Bob Ansell, Shelter Services Manager. “Since 2014, we’ve increased the size of the Humane Society facility by 12 percent, while reducing average daily electricity use by about 8 percent. With our energy costs savings, we can care for more animals in need and aid hundreds more through our programs that help people adopt, nurture, and protect their pets.”

“FPL provided the shelter with an HVAC incentive payment of more than $400 and further reduced their annual energy usage through our Business Energy Evaluation program,” said Juan Lopez, FPL manager of corporate major accounts. “To further reduce electricity costs, the shelter is now implementing our recommendation to use even more LED lighting.”

The PSC encourages cost-effective conservation and renewable energy to reduce the use of fossil fuels and defer the need for new generating capacity. Through the Florida Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act, the PSC approves conservation programs for the state’s five investor-owned utilities, JEA, and the Orlando Utilities Commission.

Covering the state’s five major geographic areas, each month the PSC gives its Triple E Award to a local business that has accomplished superior energy efficiency. Look for PSC Triple E Award recipients throughout 2015 under Hot Topics on the PSC’s homepage, http://www.floridapsc.com/

About the Humane Society of Broward County
The Humane Society of Broward County is a non-profit, 501(C) (3) organization in Fort Lauderdale. Its 35,000 square-foot facility, located at 2070 Griffin Road, can house over 300 dogs and cats. The organization’s mission is “to provide shelter, aid and responsible adoptions to animals while educating the community about respect and kindness to all animals.” The facility also has full-time veterinarian services for shelter animals and is identified nationally as an animal welfare leader. HSBC is not affiliated with any local or national organization with a similar name and receives no funding from tax dollars or national animal groups. For more information, call 954-989-3977, or visit its website:  http://humanebroward.com/

For additional information, visit www.floridapsc.com.

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