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College, Staff Recognized for Energy Leadership

Bennington College was awarded an "Energy Leadership Award"  in the institutions division from Efficiency Vermont as part of the 6th Annual Best Practices Exchange, and staff member Holly Andersen received the Energy Champion Award. 

efficiency vt logo in green, white letters

More than 150 people representing some of Vermont’s largest businesses attended the event, which brought together Vermont business leaders and facility operators from across the state to network, learn, and share the best approaches to energy management.

A central focus of this year’s forum was jobs in the energy efficiency sector, which according to a recent U.S. government study now exceeds 10,000 jobs statewide.

Efficiency Vermont Director Karen Glitman welcomed attendees by offering a challenge. “We’re here to celebrate the 10,000 people throughout Vermont that comprise the energy efficiency workforce—a number that far surpasses any other energy sector in our state, including power generation and motor vehicles combined,” Glitman said. “But we’re also here to address how we can, as a state, decrease the costs and carbon emissions that come from our transportation energy use. What if we, together, could do more?”

Efficiency Vermont recognized businesses who demonstrated leadership in energy efficiency at the event. 

Energy Leadership Awards

Bennington College, Bennington, VT

Isovolta, Inc., Rutland, VT

Killington Pico Ski Resort, Killington, VT

Energy Champion Award: Holly Andersen, Bennington College, Bennington, VT