(Plain Press, June 2014) Mitchell’s Homemade received Efficiency Smart’s Ambassador of Energy Efficiency Award on Tuesday, May 20 at its new Mitchell’s Ice Cream shop located at 1867 West 25th St. The award was presented to Mitchell’s Homemade in recognition of its commitment and innovation in reducing energy use, which was demonstrated by its successful implementation of energy-efficient measures at multiple ice cream shops in Cleveland, Ohio.
Mitchell’s worked with Efficiency Smart in 2014, during the opening of its new production kitchen and retail store on W. 25th St. Efficient refrigeration compressors and controls, large commercial fans, LEDs, skylights and efficient windows, a high-efficiency heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system and a kitchen exhaust hood with a variable frequency drive (VFD) were installed at the newly opened Ohio City facility.
As a result of the projects, Mitchell’s Homemade is expected to save 182 mega-watt hours (MWh) of energy annually, $15,400 annually and $186,300 over the lifetime of the installed measures. Additionally, the net project cost was reduced by financial incentives from Efficiency Smart.
Mitchell’s Homemade worked with an Efficiency Smart energy consultant and account manager for technical project assistance and to verify savings potential. These resources were made possible through a partnership between Efficiency Smart and Cleveland Public Power, designed to save its electric customers money through energy efficiency.
The Ambassador of Energy Efficiency Award recognizes entities that have completed substantial energy efficiency projects. To be considered for the award, companies must be an electric customer of a utility that partners with Efficiency Smart and complete a project that results in significant energy savings for the community.