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Avista Rewards the Kroc Center for Energy Efficiency
Avista to present incentive check for over $260,000 for efficiencies incorporated into new Coeur d’Alene facility

Avista is presenting an incentive check in the amount of $260,619 to the Coeur d’Alene Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Center for its energy efficient building practices. Center Executive Director Major John Chamness and Coeur d’Alene Mayor Sandy Bloem will accept the check from Sharmon Schmitt, Avista Coeur d’Alene account executive, during a ceremony on Friday, June 5, at 11:00 a.m., at the Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene.

The City of Coeur d'Alene received a grant to build the facility which features a competition-size pool, theater, chapel and indoor track. Now the largest community center in the region, the Kroc Center works to ensure that all individuals have equal opportunities to grow their natural gifts and talents. This 123,000 square-foot community center houses many programs around promoting education, sports, faith, and the arts for citizens in the Inland Northwest.

”The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is incredibly grateful to Avista for the Energy Efficiency Program incentive. Through Avista's review program, the Kroc Center designed a number of energy efficiencies that will help us have a smaller impact on the environment and reduce our annual operating budget,” said Major Chamness.

By incorporating energy efficient systems within the new facility, the Kroc Center is expected to save 412,143 kilowatt-hours and 58,351 therms of natural gas each year, equating to an annual energy savings of $86,314. The energy savings are enough to power about 34 homes for a year and provide natural gas to about 75 homes for a year.


Qualifying efficiency measures incorporated into the new facility include:

·          Installation of high efficiency windows

·          Variable frequency drives on fans

·          R40 roof insulation which exceeds code requirements

·          Installation of a heat recovery system

·          Installation of a centralized heating system


“Facilities like the Kroc Center have made a conscious effort to reduce energy use and promote more efficient operations,” said Bruce Folsom, Avista’s director of energy efficiency. “Investing in energy efficient systems in the development of a new building makes a lasting positive impact for the organization and the environment. The Kroc Center is a great example of how every little bit of energy saved can add up to make a big difference.”


There are many other steps commercial customers can take to qualify for energy efficiency incentives from Avista, including Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, commercial lighting, food service equipment, premium efficiency motors, commercial HVAC variable frequency drives and site specific or customer programs for commercial and industrial customers.


For information on these and other energy efficiency rebate and incentive programs for residential, commercial and industrial customers is available at www.everylittlebit.com. Some residential efficiency improvements may also qualify for Federal energy tax credits.


Avista Corp. is an energy company involved in the production, transmission and distribution of energy as well as other energy-related businesses. Avista Utilities is our operating division that provides service to 355,000 electric and 315,000 natural gas customers in three Western states. Avista’s primary, non-regulated subsidiary is Advantage IQ. Avista stock is traded under the ticker symbol “AVA.” For more information about Avista, please visit www.avistacorp.com.


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