Efficiency Vermont wins a 2011 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award

first_imgEfficiency Vermont was named the 2011 Energy Star Partner of the Year award winner in the ‘Energy Efficiency Program Delivery for New Homes’ category.Sponsored annually by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the nationalawards recognize organizations, manufacturers and retailers that successfully promote and deliver Energy Star qualified products and services, saving consumers money and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Award winners were selected from more than 9,000 organizations that participate in the Energy Star program.‘Efficiency Vermont is a leader in showing its customers how they can help protect our environment while saving energy and money,’ said Elizabeth Craig, acting director of the EPA’s Office of Atmospheric Programs. ‘Efficiency Vermont’s creative solutions are a model for fighting climate change through greater energy efficiency. We look to these winners to provide us energy efficiency leadership now and in the years to come.’Efficiency Vermont representatives attended the EPA awards recognition ceremony in Washington, D.C., on April 12.‘This award recognizes not only Efficiency Vermont and the Vermont Energy Star Homes (VESH) program, but the entire building community in Vermont,’ said Chris Gordon, residential new construction manager from Efficiency Vermont. ‘Our program co-sponsors, including, Vermont Gas Systems and Washington Electric Cooperative, as well as our partners, the individual builders around the state, are always striving to achieve greater energy efficiency.’In 2010, the average Energy Star home built in Vermont was 40 percent more energy efficient than a home built to the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code.Efficiency Vermont was created by the Vermont Legislature and the Vermont Public Service Board to help all Vermonters reduce energy costs, strengthen the economy, and protect Vermont’s environment. Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) operates Efficiency Vermont under an appointment by the Vermont Public Service Board. VEIC is a Vermont-based nonprofit organization founded in 1986. Source: Efficiency Vermont.last_img read more

Drug suspect nabbed

first_imgVillaceran’s apprehension was staged onthe strength of an arrest warrant issued by Judge Reginald Fuentebella of theRegional Trial Court Branch 73 in Sagay City dated Feb. 3, 2020. The 38-year-old resident Ryan Villaceranwas caught around 7:15 p.m. on March 15, a police report showed. BACOLOD City – Police nabbed a manfacing drug charges in Barangay Poblacion 1, Sagay City, Negros Occidental.center_img He was detained in the lockup cell ofthe Sagay City police station./PNlast_img

PSG set to unveil Cabaye

first_img The French giants have called a press conference for this evening, when the Newcastle playmaker is expected to be confirmed as a PSG player. PSG had a £14million bid rejected for the 28-year-old on Sunday but then returned with a significantly improved offer in a bid to get their man, which appears to have been successful. Paris St Germain are set to unveil midfielder Yohan Cabaye as their latest signing later on Wednesday. Cabaye has undergone a medical and is widely tipped to be at the centre of the press conference, which takes place at 1830 local time. Meanwhile, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has ruled out a move for Barcelona star Lionel Messi. The big-spending French club are believed to be one of the few teams who could afford to sign the 26-year-old Argentinian. However, Al-Khelafi said there was not a bottomless pit of money for team strengthening. He told L’Equipe: “If we didn’t have any limit, we’d bring in Messi. If Messi isn’t coming to Paris, it’s because some limits really exist.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Midfield steps up as ACC defenses target SU attack

first_img Published on March 5, 2014 at 11:52 pm Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb Plenty of eyes took notice when Syracuse’s attacks lit up the scoreboard in the team’s first two games of the year.Especially the Atlantic Coast Conference defenses.“I think that defenses on the other teams started trying to just shut them off,” SU midfielder Henry Schoonmaker said, “and when they do that, we have to start performing and make sure we’re the threats out there, too.“If they don’t respect us, then we’re going to score.”After blowing open the gates to start the season, SU’s attacks have taken a backseat to its midfielders in the scoring category. Possessions have been limited, but with the opportunities the midfielders have had, they’ve efficiently capitalized on them.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIf the No. 20 St. John’s (2-2) defense comes out Saturday at 4 p.m. in Kennesaw, Ga., with the same defensive approach Maryland and Virginia took against SU, the No. 9 Orange’s (2-2, 0-2 ACC) midfielders may need to step up as they’ve done the past two games.“(UVA) did a good job on our attackmen,” Syracuse head coach John Desko said. “The middies are shooting at a very high percentage and we’d like to keep that going. If the attack is not dodging and scoring, then the middies step up and that’s how it should be for us.”The Syracuse attacking unit came in with higher expectations to score the ball than the midfield, with the arrival of transfer Randy Staats and the return of Kevin Rice, Dylan Donahue and Derek Maltz — three of the Orange’s top five scorers from a year ago.And the attack was as advertised early in the season. Donahue fell just short of tying an SU program record by netting eight goals against Siena on Feb. 10. He also added a hat trick against Albany on Feb. 16 while Staats tallied seven points.But while Maltz began his transition to midfield to give way to Staats on the starting attack, Maryland forced the Orange’s offense to adjust, and the Cavaliers tried the same tactic.The Terrapins worked to keep Syracuse’s attacks from feeding one another from behind the cage, and forced SU’s midfielders to come down and take some weight off the attacks’ shoulders.“The attack know they’re getting shut off more, so they’re just giving more opportunities to us,” Schoonmaker said. The Orange didn’t have the ball enough to win either matchup, but its midfielders carried the offense in both. Syracuse was held to just eight goals by Maryland, but used a counter game plan in case the Cavaliers tried to lock down SU’s attacks behind cage.On Saturday, Virginia did just that — and the Orange’s starting midfield was twice as productive as it was against the Terrapins. Eight goals by the starting midfielders — four by Hakeem Lecky and a pair of scores each from Scott Loy and Schoonmaker — kept Syracuse in the game in Charlottesville, Va. Just 4-of-10 shots by Syracuse’s starting attack were on net, and Donahue didn’t get a shot off all night.The Cavaliers were hesitant to slide off of Syracuse’s attacks, which gave its midfielders — especially Lecky — a handful of open looks.“You can’t guard (the midfielders) with a short stick and not slide, or they’ll burn you,” Rice said.Lecky’s quickness set him up to rip precise shots past the goalie. Late in the second quarter, the UVA defense fell asleep on Loy on the weak side and Donahue hit him with a cross-field pass for a goal. Schoonmaker, with just one defender on him, ran back and forth until he found an opening and scored his second goal of the night.There’s a number of ways Syracuse’s attack could make better use of each possession, Rice said. Ball security, finding better shots and being more patient for the sake of SU’s defense came to mind.But if those issues continue to persist for the Orange, the midfielders have proven they’re capable of picking up the slack and hitting the back of the net.Said Staats: “They’re definitely dangerous anywhere on the field at any time.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more