Camarillo, Calif.-based Houweling’s Group received the 2017 Utah Clean Energy’s “Excellence in Energy Efficiency” award.
Houweling’s was one of four companies to be recognized for energy saving efforts, according to a news release. The honor came as part of Utah’s Energy Efficiency Challenge.
“By implementing cost-effective energy upgrades, these businesses are reducing their operational costs, while also improving reliability and air quality along the Wasatch Front,” Laura Nelson, the govenor’s energy advisor and executive director of the Govenor’s Office of Energy Development, said in the release.
According to the release, one of the company’s projects is a proprietary heat and CO2 capture system. The system redirects wasted heat and CO2 from a nearby power plant into its own energy building, which is then used for plant fertilization and growth.
“There is a huge potential among large companies in the state to save energy and reduce consumption of natural resources through investing in energy efficiency,” Kevin Emerson, energy efficiency program director for Utah Clean Energy, said in the release. “In addition to realizing a great return on investment, energy efficiency projects also reduce pollution emitted from energy consumption.”