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Specialty Shop Will Upgrade Lighting with Energy Grant Funded by the Maryland Energy Administration

Williamsport, Md. (PRWEB) July 14, 2014

Wetsuit Wearhouse Inc., based in Williamsport, Md., is pleased to announce that it is one of twenty-three recipients to receive an energy efficiency grant through the EmPOWER Maryland Commercial & Industrial Grant Program.

I was surprised and honored to have been selected, said Chris Moleskie, President and CEO of Wetsuit Wearhouse, Inc. Due to our facility residing in the Town of Williamsport, we were not otherwise eligible for any energy efficiency rebates/incentives. Without the Governors grant through the Maryland Energy Administration, we would not have been able to afford the upgrades.

As the only grant recipient in Washington County, Wetsuit Wearhouse plans to start upgrading to energy efficient fixtures and bulbs this summer, and have it completed shortly after. This will ultimately allow the business to save around $2,000 in energy expenses per year and about 20,000 kWh of electricity.

This grant provides updated lighting throughout the building and assists the business with its current and future environmentally-friendly efforts. Weve already cut our consumption dramatically through insulating our building and replacing our old boiler heater with two energy saving heat pumps, said Moleskie. Once our energy usage is dialed in, well be ready to proceed with our planned 19.8 kW rooftop solar array. With the addition of the efficient lights, we should be able to produce 100% of our energy needs.

The MEA energy efficiency grant will cover 40% of the lighting upgrade expenses for Wetsuit Wearhouse.

For additional information, contact Lauren Belt, at 301.223.1982 x243 or lauren(at)wetsuitwearhouse(dot)com.


About Wetsuit Wearhouse, Inc.
Wetsuit Wearhouse, Inc. was established in 2002 in San Diego, Ca. and relocated to Hagerstown in 2006 to more closely align with our large east coast customer base. Wetsuit Wearhouse, Inc. operated a distribution warehouse in downtown Hagerstown for 6 years. Over the years, we have grown to be recognized as the largest wetsuit retailer in the world. A true specialty shop, WetsuitWearhouse.com now stocks over 25,000 wetsuits and accessories, every day of the year, for surf, scuba diving, triathlon, kayaking and even water aerobics. We serve individuals, organizations, public service agencies and the U.S. Government (including U.S. Special Forces). In the summer of 2012, Wetsuit Wearhouse, Inc. purchased and relocated to a 21,000 square foot warehouse in Williamsport, Md., furthering our commitment to our customers, employees and Washington County.

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