Sunday, June 24, 2012
Joy Junction Reduces Energy Usage with PNM Fund Grant
News Release from Jeremy Reynalds
at Joy Junction
Tel: (505) 400-7145
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (ANS) -- Joy Junction Homeless Shelter has completed a project funded by a $4,300.00 grant from the PNM Fund to implement energy savings measures.
The grant is one of 57 Reduce Your Use grants awarded in 2011 by the PNM Fund to nonprofits around the New Mexico to provide tools for increased energy efficiency and lower bills.
Joy Junction Founder and CEO Dr. Jeremy Reynalds said, “With these new window units, we are pleased to be able to provide a more comfortable environment for our homeless guests, while making better use of our resources.”
Joy Junction used the grant to purchase 31 energy-efficient window air conditioners to replace older model air conditioners at the homeless shelter. The result has been lower average daily usage of kilowatt hours.
Despite a 1.30 percent increase in the average maximum temperatures for the months of July through October of 2011, as compared to the same months for 2010, Joy Junction saw an average savings of 12.20 percent in usage for those buildings equipped with the new air conditioners.
Since opening its doors in 1986, Joy Junction has grown to become New Mexico's largest homeless shelter. For more than 25 years, the shelter has provided help and hope for the homeless and hungry in the Albuquerque area.
The nonprofit provides food, shelter, clothing, and other services to as many as 300 women, children and families each day. In 2011, Joy Junction served as many as 205,000 meals and provide 120,000 nights of shelter. Anyone who needs help is welcome at Joy Junction, without regard to race, color, age, national origin, sexual orientation or religion.
Any 501(c)3 organization operating within PNM's electric service territory was eligible to submit a grant application.
For more information about the PNM Fund, visit www.pnm.com.
For more information about Joy Junction, call 217-9586 or visit www.joyjunction.org
About the PNM Fund
The PNM Fund is a division of the PNM Resources Foundation, a nonprofit established in 1983 to improve the quality of life in communities PNM Resources' customers and employees live and work. The PNM Resources Foundation is a separate nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation and was originally endowed by a gift from earnings by shareholders of PNM. No customer funds are part of the endowment.
For more information, visit www.pnm.com/fund.
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