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Pools By Ben earns award

Company recognized for energy efficiency

Posted: January 8, 2009 10:56 p.m.
Updated: January 9, 2009 4:30 a.m.
 
Flex Your Power, California's statewide energy efficiency campaign, recognized Pools By Ben, Inc. as a leader in energy efficiency with a Flex Your Power Award.

Pools By Ben, Inc. was honored in the Innovative Products and Services category for its installation of energy saving swimming pool pumps in the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys. For each pump replaced, Pools By Ben, Inc. saves between 100 and 200 kwH/month, reducing greenhouse gas (carbon dioxide) emissions each year by over 1 Metric ton.

A total of 41 winners, including leading California companies such as Sustainable Spaces, Boeing, Pfizer, and the California Academy of Sciences, were selected from several hundred applicants for outstanding leadership in energy efficiency.

Cumulatively, award winners in the last three years have saved more than three billion kilowatt hours, $500 million, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to removing more than 230,000 cars from the road. This year's 6th Annual Flex Your Power Awards Ceremony was held on Monday, December 15, 2008 in San Francisco.

"Many homeowners do not realize that the swimming pool pumps have become vastly more energy efficient in recent years. The new technology can reduce your energy bill the same way a hybrid car can reduce your fuel expenses," says Ben Honadel, founder and owner of Pools By Ben, Inc. "Replacing pumps in the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys alone would reduce global warming emissions equivalent to installing 3 million compact fluorescent light bulbs."

Pools By Ben, Inc., a full-service pool maintenance company, has been operating in the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys for more than 20 years.

Pools By Ben, Inc. is a leader in energy efficiency and safety improvements for residential and commercial pools and provides the highest quality service for its clients. The Web site address is www.poolsbyben.com.

Of the award winners, Director Walter McGuire of Flex Your Power said, "The awards present an opportunity for California to congratulate the leadership shown by this year's Flex Your Power Award winners who have demonstrated that we can all save money and the environment. By reducing their energy use, this year's Flex Your Power Award winners have saved more than $30 million and reduced global warming emissions equivalent to taking 40,250 cars off the road."

In addition to the California Public Utilities Commission, Flex Your Power Award winners were selected by senior representatives from the California Independent System Operator, California Energy Commission, California Urban Water Conservation Council, League of California Cities, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Building Owners and Managers Association, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, and Southern California Edison. For more information on the 6th Annual Flex Your Power Awards, visit www.flexyourpower.org.

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