June 11, 2018

Watermark Art Center completes energy efficiency project

Receives rebate from Otter Tail Power Company

Roger Garton presents a rebate check to Watermark Art Center staff

 

Otter Tail Power Company presented a $6,600 rebate check to the Watermark Art Center for including cost-effective, energy-efficient strategies in its recent remodel.

Watermark Art Center reduced future energy use of its building through Otter Tail Power Company’s Integrated Building Design Plus program, which provides energy-efficiency design assistance to new construction or major commercial renovation projects. “Energy-saving decisions included LED lights that last longer than incandescents, occupancy sensors that turn lights off when areas of the building are empty, and variable-speed drives to improve performance in drive systems,” said Otter Tail Power Company Energy Management Representative Roger Garton. “We project the building will have an energy use intensity (a measure of total energy—gas and electric—per square foot per year) of 20 percent below baseline.” A low energy use intensity reflects high energy performance.

Otter Tail Power Company provides rebates, grants, education, special programs, and financing to encourage individuals and businesses to use electricity wisely. To learn more about the Integrated Building Design Plus program or other energy-saving options, visit otpco.com.

Photo caption: Watermark Art Center employees accept an Otter Tail Power Company rebate check for the center’s completed energy efficiency project. From left to right: Watermark Art Center volunteer Pat Donnay, Watermark Art Center Capital Campaign Co-Chair Marilyn Miller, Otter Tail Power Company Energy Management Representative Roger Garton, and Watermark Art Center Executive Director Lori Forshee-Donnay.