On Wednesday, March 23rd at 12:30 pm, St. Luke's LifeWorks (SLLW) will be commemorating a solar energy initiative and partnership with a reception at the Center for Children and their Families building on 141 Franklin Street in Stamford, featuring brief remarks from Congressman Jim Himes. SLLW has selected to partner with Soltage, LLC, a full-service, renewable energy company that develops, finances, builds, and operates solar energy stations on client sites. Soltage, LLC will own and operate the system for 15 years, enabling SLLW to purchase electricity at a discounted rate of 17%. After 15 years, SLLW will likely own the system.
“Even through this harsh winter, the solar installation has been operating as we had hoped,” said Jason Shaplen, Chief Executive Officer of St. Luke’s LifeWorks. “It’s a win-win situation for us. We’re able to go green and help preserve the environment. We also pay less for electricity, allowing us to put the money we save towards our mission to help people move from the streets to health, jobs, and homes.”
“In this tough economy, SLLW is achieving lasting economic benefits that, due to their nonprofit status, can be 50-60% greater by working under our solar services model than if they bought the system themselves” said Vanessa Stewart, Chief Operating Officer of Soltage. The reduced electricity costs will directly contribute to SLLW’s ability to help break the cycle of homelessness by helping people achieve – and maintain – permanent housing and stability in their lives. In addition, this cutting-edge initiative exemplifies St. Luke’s LifeWorks’ commitment to being a results-oriented and cost-effective organization.
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