Brockville coffee shop is lucky number 45,000

In this photo provided by Hydro One, Richard's Coffee House owner Sam Rawas is presented with a plaque on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, for being Ontario small business customer 45,000 of an energy saving program. Also shown are Brockville Mayor David Henderson, left, and Hydro One spokesman Cindy-Lynn Steele. (Hydro One via Newswatch Group)

BROCKVILLE – A city coffee shop is being recognized by a provincial utility for saving energy when it comes to lighting.

Hydro One presented Richard’s Coffee House with a plaque Monday for being customer number 45,000 in its Small Business Lighting program – part of Save on Energy. The program gives up to $2,000 in lighting incentives and upgrades.

Owner Sam Rawas called the program a “triple win” for his business with more lighting, less energy use and lower monthly bills. It’s estimated the retrofits from incandescent to LED light bulbs are netting the business over $1,000 a year in savings.

Brockville Mayor David Henderson was also there for the presentation at the shop at 234 King Street West.

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