Superior – Oliver Companies was presented an Energy Efficiency Excellence Award on Wednesday for steps the company took to reduce energy waste at its new Hampton Inn hotel in Superior.
Working with Superior Water, Light & Power and Focus on Energy’s energy advisors, the business made energy efficiency a priority when building the hotel last year. Oliver Companies has worked with Focus on Energy in the past at several other properties in Wisconsin, and the company called Focus on Energy in 2015 when they first started planning to build the Superior hotel.
The new Hampton Inn includes interior and exterior LED lighting, as well as energy-efficient heat pumps, water heaters and cooling equipment. The hotel’s annual energy savings will be enough to power 18 average homes for a year. Oliver Companies received Focus on Energy incentives of more than $13,000 for the Hampton Inn project.
About Focus on Energy
Focus on Energy is Wisconsin utilities' statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource program funded by the state's investor-owned energy utilities and participating municipal and electric cooperative utilities. Focus on Energy works with eligible Wisconsin residents and businesses to install cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Focus on Energy information, resources and financial incentives help to implement projects that otherwise would not be completed. Its efforts help Wisconsin residents and businesses manage rising energy costs, promote in-state economic development, protect our environment and control Wisconsin's growing demand for electricity and natural gas. For more information call 800.762.7077 or visit focusonenergy.com.
About Oliver Companies
Oliver Companies has been investing in, building and managing commercial real estate since 1978. Headquartered in Duluth, MN, Oliver Companies has properties across nine states that fly flags including Hilton, Marriott, IHG, and Choice.
Pictured above from left to right: Joleen Jensen, Energy Advisor, Focus on Energy; Frank Barth, Stakeholder Manager, Focus on Energy; Becca Richards, General Manager, Hampton Inn; Robert Sandstrom, Manager-Customer Excellence, SWL&P; Stacy Lowney, Regional Manager, Oliver Companies; Russ Liupakka, Energy Consultant, SWL&P (Energy Insight, Inc.); State Senator Janet Bewley (D), Ashland, WI; Jim Toninato, President of Construction, Oliver Companies