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Models of Excellence Recognizes Energy Conservation Efforts

March 20, 2013

The Models of Excellence program is a reminder of the incredible impact that staff contributions have on Penn's success each day.  This year, Ken Ogawa, FRES Executive Director for Operations & Maintenance, will receive the Models of Excellence award for his leadership in developing and implementing the Electricity Literacy and Electricity Price Ticker program. This program - which has inspired similar projects nationwide - uses digital media to inform the public of the price volatility of electricity in an effort to promote energy efficiency on campus and beyond.  It has helped Penn both save energy and contain costs while educating more of the Penn community on smarter electricity usage. The Models of Excellence Award Ceremony is scheduled for April 9th at 4pm at Irvine Auditorium.

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The average distance food travels from farm to plate is 1,500 miles.

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