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ESLC Goes Greener with Energy Audit


ESLC Completes Energy Audit of Queenstown Headquarters 

Queenstown, Maryland – August 4, 2009 – In an effort to promote greener living and energy efficiency, the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (ESLC), recently completed a comprehensive energy audit of its Queenstown headquarters. The audit, which was conducted by Rick Nelson of National Property Inspections, lists energy efficiency improvements and their estimated savings and cost as well as details on implementation and contractor resources. Also included in the report are additional energy efficiency recommendations and detailed explanation of each recommended improvement.

 The audit is just one of several activities ESLC is doing to work toward becoming a greener workplace and reduce its own carbon footprint on the Eastern Shore.

 “Participating in this audit was a very eye-opening exercise and a great way for us to see ways that even small improvements can help us to be better citizens and stewards of the planet,” said Nina White, ESLC’s Director of Administration, who oversees ESLC’s energy efficiency operations. “I recommend that an energy audit to anyone who wants to conserve energy – and potentially save themselves some money in their overall energy costs.”

 In addition to the energy audit, ESLC and its staff have incorporated a number of other energy saving measures. They include keeping thermostats set at 76 during the summer months and 70 during the winter, programming all thermostats, setting all printers to print double-sided, increasing use of email and electronic communications as well as the increased use of conference calls and telecommuting to reduce carbon emissions.

 “We are very excited to become a greener workplace and help share this knowledge with other groups and individuals who are looking to do the same thing,” added White. “Little things can add up quickly and make a major impact on the Eastern Shore and planet as a whole.”

 For more information about energy audits, please contact Rick Nelson at www.npiweb.com/nelson or 410.673.2050.

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