Keene, NH – Filtrine was awarded the 2021 Large Business Energy Champion Award from a field of five nominees at the NH Energy Champions Awards. The NH Energy Week Organizing Partners selected the nominees and they were voted on by the Energy Week Awards Selection Committee. The committee was made up of nine representatives from New Hampshire businesses, city and state agencies. “Filtrine was nominated for reaching the significant milestone of powering its entire operation with solar energy, as well as its longstanding commitment to sustainability and leadership within the broader Keene community,” said Melissa Latham, Director of Communications and Policy for the Community Development Finance Authority.
The award was presented by the 2020 Large Business Energy Champion, David Worthen, CEO of Worthen Industries. He said, “This year’s winner has a long term focus on sustainability. Since 2013, they installed multiple solar arrays and installed a million BTU [/per hour] wood boiler to reduce their reliance on oil by 90%, and they are a leader in their region advocating for sustainability.” Turner Hansel, President of Filtrine accepted the award saying, “It was an honor to win this award.” He added that in addition to the solar array and wood boiler installations, Filtrine will continue to work on ways to reduce its carbon footprint, and encourage sustainability in the community such as promoting electric vehicle use with its new Level 2 EV charging station. He also recognized the previous President and now Filtrine’s Chairman of the Board, Peter Hansel, who worked tirelessly to make this happen.
Award winners were named in five different categories. Each award winner was presented with a green metal trophy designed by a local artist in the shape of a leaf with an electric cord as a stem.