ELM's Corporate Council Member Receives Energy Star Award
ELM Corporate Council member Tufts Health Plan has received, for the fifth consecutive year, the EPA's Energy Star Award for steps the company is taking to reduce its carbon footprint. Tufts Health Plan was the only health insurer among 44 companies in Massachusetts to be recognized with a 2010 Energy Star rating. The company received a score of 83 in the EPA's National Energy Performance rating system achieving exemplary status for its focus on water, sewer and electricity upgrades, which is expected to result in savings of more than $27,000 this year. Additionally, Tufts Health Plan will receive an $18,600 incentive payment from NSTAR for upgrades to the building's heat pump system.
ELM's President George Bachrach commended the company in a press release saying that "Tufts Health Plan has received the Energy Star award for continually improving its energy efficiency, waste reduction, and water consumption. Clearly this is not a one-time effort, but rather it represents an ongoing commitment to improving our environment and public health."