National Liberty Museum Joins Fight Against Fossil Fuels
December 13, 2019
Industrial Energy (Wayne, PA) has announced a five-year energy agreement between the National Liberty Museum and ENGIE Resources LLC. The agreement runs through 2023 and demonstrates the museum’s commitment to civic responsibility and the environment while achieving budget certainty.
National Liberty Museum will receive Green-e® certified Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) to match 100% of its energy usage, Green-e® RECs are determined by the Center for Resource Solutions to be independently verified to represent the environmental benefits of one MWh of renewable energy. The RECs in this agreement represent the environment benefits equal to either the removal of more than 1.2 million pounds of coal burned.
Located in the heart of historic Philadelphia, the National Liberty Museum opened in 2000 and brings liberty to life through interactive exhibits, contemporary works of art, and stories of heroes whose character and courage have expanded liberty for all.
“The National Liberty Museum is thrilled to have partnered with ENGIE to promote the use of renewable energy throughout our Museum,” said Alaine Arnott, Chief Administrative Officer of the National Liberty Museum. “With our robust slate of exhibitions, including our newest, “Forbidden Art,” we know that our energy use is going to keep increasing, and this opportunity allows us to be more efficient while continuing to be a good steward of our planet’s resources.”
NLM will also achieve budget certainty throughout the term of this agreement with a fixed price structure. “With their unique focus on exhibit lighting, temperature control, and humidity, museums tend to have energy intensity levels that are above average compared to other buildings,” said Brad McIntyre, business development manager at ENGIE Resources. “We have the risk management expertise to help address the volatile commodity markets. We also have a sincere interest to serve this sector because of its vital roles in society, from guardians of history to cultural exchange and mutual understanding to supporting the local business climate through cultural tourism.”
Industrial Energy (Wayne, PA) served as an advisor on the transaction. “We’re seeing steadily growing interest in ways that end-users can participate in the zero-carbon transition and help support renewables,” said Michael Amabile, president.
About the National Liberty Museum
The National Liberty Museum, located at 321 Chestnut Street, brings liberty to life through stories of people whose character and courage have expanded liberty for all. The Museum’s exhibits, educational experiences and public programs inspire visitors to think about liberty as an ongoing human quest that we all share. Artwork is displayed throughout the Museum as it illustrates the connection between freedom and self-expression. We invite you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.
About Industrial Energy
Since 1988, Industrial Energy has provided energy and consulting services for commercial and industrial customers in North America. Industrial Energy offers complete facility evaluations including energy usage and billing analysis, and maintains strategic partnerships with leading, global energy suppliers. www.industrialenergy.info.
About ENGIE Resources
ENGIE Resources LLC is a subsidiary of ENGIE North America Inc. and part of the international energy group ENGIE. As a leading electricity supplier to non-residential consumers in the United States, we deliver a combination of products and services, highly rated customer service, and financial strength that provides unique and compelling value to our customers. Now offering solar and other renewable energy options, demand response, and on-bill financing, we assure our customers that they can count on us to create effective, customized plans. Our in-house energy experts work with customers to understand their operations, tailoring products and services specific to their business and budget. For more about ENGIE Resources, visit www.engieresources.com. Follow ENGIE Resources on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.