Falmouth Ice Arena to Receive Energy Efficiency Award

Cape Light Compact’s Program Helps Achieve Phenomenal Energy Savings 

Falmouth, MA – When the new Falmouth Ice Arena opened its doors in 2012, it was a state-of-the-art skating facility designed to meet the community’s growing demand for ice time. Now, after only two years of operation, the Arena is being recognized for its outstanding energy efficiency performance.  

“Falmouth Ice Arena is considered to be one of the most energy efficient facilities of its kind in the country,” said Maggie Downey, Cape Light Compact Administrator.  “The success the Arena has had saving energy and money, demonstrates the foresight of the Arena’s development and management team, and the value Cape Light Compact’s programs can add to businesses investing in new facilities on the Cape and Vineyard.” 

The Compact nominated the Arena’s owners, Falmouth Youth Hockey, Inc., to be honored by the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) as the Compact’s 2014 ‘Northeast Business Leader for Energy Efficiency.’ The award, to be presented at the Northeast Energy Efficiency Summit in June, is for the Arena’s success in advancing energy efficiency in the rink’s design and operations. The Arena’s energy efficiency measures have seen annual energy savings of over 500,000 kWh, and annual cost savings of more than $85,000. 

“The energy savings are phenomenal,” said Paul Moore, Falmouth Youth Hockey, adding that “this means more money can be spent on programs that directly benefit the community.”  

Moore said the organization’s development team began working with Cape Light Compact in 2010 to identify incentives for energy efficient design.  The Compact awarded $243,410 in incentives for above-code energy efficiency measures, such as: lighting and controls, refrigeration and building shell measures. “The Compact worked with us from the very beginning to help us identify ways we could save,” Moore said.   

“We are honored to be receiving this award from NEEP,” Moore, said, adding “we are proud to serve the community as an ice arena, and now also as a model for environmental stewardship.” 



Falmouth Ice Arena is a skating facility owned by Falmouth Youth Hockey, Inc. a 501 c 3. The rink is open to the regional hockey and skating groups and the general public during scheduled hours.  The rink is located on Technology Park Drive off of Thomas B. Landers Road in East Falmouth.  


Cape Light Compact is an award-winning energy services organization operated by the 21 towns and two counties on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. The Compact’s mission is to serve its 200,000 customers through the delivery of proven energy efficiency programs, effective consumer advocacy, competitive electricity supply and green power options.


Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership was founded in 1996 as a non-profit whose mission is to serve the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic to accelerate energy efficiency in the building sector through public policy, program strategies and education. Our vision is that the region will fully embrace energy efficiency as a cornerstone of sustainable energy policy to help achieve a cleaner environment and a more reliable and affordable energy system.