Sustainability

WLH Gets the Green Light

WLH Gets the Green Light

West Laurel Hill Funeral Home Gets the Green Light

Management Company Awarded Small Business Advantage Grant for LED Lighting Replacement

BALA CYNWYD, PA – December 2019 – The West Laurel Hill Cemetery Management Company was recently awarded a Small Business Advantage Grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. The grant, enabling Pennsylvania small businesses to purchase energy-efficient or pollution-prevention equipment, or adopt waste reduction processes by providing a 50 percent match up to a maximum of $7,000, allowed West Laurel Hill to complete the final phase of light bulb replacement in its funeral home with more energy-efficient LED lighting. West Laurel Hill received $3,163.

“Anytime I have a chance to support local business with green initiatives like this, I am happy to do so,” said DeLissio, who advised West Laurel Hill Cemetery and Funeral Home President and CEO Nancy Goldenberg that this category of grant was available for West Laurel Hill. “This organization has been a national leader in sustainability and is dedicated to reducing its carbon footprint, and I am pleased that they applied for and were awarded this grant.”

West Laurel Hill Cemetery and Funeral Home are national leaders in sustainability, from opening an award winning green burial area to developing a reclamation site where mulch and topsoil are made. West Laurel Hill is dedicated to reducing the carbon footprint and depletion of natural resources to maintain an ecological balance.

Using the Small Business Advantage Grant, the funeral home replaced 58 florescent light fixtures containing 136 florescent tubes, with 58 LED fixtures. The florescent fixtures used 40,804 kwh annually. The new LEDs will use 13,144 kwh annually, which is a 67.8 percent reduction in energy equating to a $3,904.89 annual savings.

“We have an uncompromising commitment to sustainability throughout our entire business,” said Nancy Goldenberg, President and CEO of West Laurel Hill Cemetery and Funeral Home. “We were thrilled to have learned about this opportunity from Representative DeLissio and honored to receive the grant to complete our conversion to LED lighting.”

For more information on West Laurel Hill’s sustainability initiatives, visit westlaurelhill.com/about/sustainability. For press inquiries on this subject, contact Joanie Sweeney at [email protected].

About West Laurel Hill Cemetery & Funeral Home

Incorporated in 1869, historic West Laurel Hill Cemetery is a privately-owned, non-profit, non-denominational cemetery, a 187-acre arboretum and an outdoor sculpture garden rich in cultural and social history. We offer one location for all funeral and cemetery needs including monuments/engraving, onsite crematory, chapels, reception areas and Jewish and green burial and funeral services. West Laurel Hill Funeral Home is located on the grounds of the Cemetery, 225 Belmont Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA. To learn more about West Laurel Hill, visit www.westlaurelhill.com.

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