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PGW Marks Earth Day with New EnergySense Grants, Calls on Developers to Get on Board

PHILADELPHIA (April 22, 2019) – Today, Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) will officially award two new EnergySense grants, totaling $120,000, to National Real Estate Development LLC, for its new mixed-use East Market project. Each $60,000 grant is a result of energy efficiency work at East Market, including the installation of high efficiency heat and hot water boilers, the use of enhanced insulation, energy efficient windows, and low-flow fixtures. Cumulatively, this work ensures that the buildings of East Market use at least 15% less natural gas than current energy code standards require.


During the Earth Day event at East Market, PGW also issued a call for developers and building owners to step up and work with the utility on their own projects.


“More than 5,500 grants and rebates have been awarded through EnergySense,” said Florian Teme, vice president of marketing at Philadelphia Gas Works. “Those funds have helped Philadelphia to clean its air and boost its energy efficiency, and we’re not done yet. There are hundreds of thousands of dollars still available for residential and commercial customers. All you have to do to see if you qualify is to contact us.” 


EnergySense is the largest, and longest-running, voluntary demand-side management program for natural gas customers in Pennsylvania. Along with PGW’s other conservation and efficiency efforts, it has helped to reduce natural gas consumption in the City by 12.9 billion cubic feet since 2011. 


Sustainability is at the core of PGW’s business operations and of its future. The company continues to team up with architects, engineers and builders so more businesses and more residents have access to reliable, affordable, clean natural gas from PGW.



About PGW:

Founded in 1836, The Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) is owned by the City of Philadelphia and is the largest municipally owned gas utility in the country. It manages a distribution system of approximately 6,000 miles of gas mains and service pipes supplying approximately 500,000 customers. PGW's operations are managed by a non-profit corporation, the Philadelphia Facilities Management Corporation (PFMC). More information about the company is available at  

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That “rotten egg” smell is the smell of natural gas. If you think you smell gas leave the area immediately, and then call PGW at 215-235-1212 from a safe location.

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Also if you smell gas:

  • Do not use electrical devices including cell phones which may cause a spark and ignite the gas.
  • Do not use an open flame, matches or lighters.
  • Do not try to locate the source of the gas leak.
  • Do not try to shut off any natural gas valves or gas appliances.
  • Do not start vehicles.
  • Do not re-enter the building or return to the area until a PGW employee or a qualified utility representative says it is safe to do so.
  • Do not put out the flames if natural gas ignites.