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Great Wolf Lodge New England Earns Energy Efficiency Award

Recognition highlights continued efforts in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Fitchburg, MA

Great Wolf Lodge New England has been selected as a 2022 Mass Save Climate Leader, one of 19 commercial and industrial organizations in the state to receive the recognition.

Great Wolf Lodge New England was lauded for using the incentives, support, and rebates offered by its sponsor of Mass Save, Unitil, toward impactful investments in energy efficiency. Some of the improvements, which qualified for nearly $500,000 in incentives over the past seven years include new boilers, an energy management system, and lighting and variable frequency drives. Together, these improvements are projected to save over four million kWh in electricity and 55,000 therms of natural gas annually.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized for the second consecutive year as a Climate Leader,” said Henry Tessman, general manager of Great Wolf Lodge New England. “At Great Wolf Lodge, we’re consistently looking for ways to make our resorts more environmentally friendly and are proud to be recognized for initiatives that not only help the environment but enhance our guest experience. We look forward to finding innovative ways to continue being a leader in this area in the future.”

The savings are significant; four million kWh of electricity is equivalent to what over 500 homes would typically use annually.

“These investments are improving the energy efficiency of their facilities and are an outstanding example of how the hospitality industry can improve the reliability, as well as the sustainability without compromising delivery of services to their customer,” said Alec O’Meara, media relations manager for Unitil.

The sponsors of Mass Save, which includes Unitil as well as all other public utilities in the Commonwealth, selected this inaugural group of Climate Leaders based on a variety of factors. These include the total energy savings achieved over the past five to ten years, the historical level of energy savings relative to energy consumption, and the frequency and diversity of energy efficiency investments.

About Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.

Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. is North America’s largest family of indoor water park resorts, and through its subsidiaries and affiliates, owns and operates family resorts under the Great Wolf Lodge brand. Great Wolf Resorts is a fully integrated resort company with locations in: Wisconsin Dells, Wis.; Sandusky, Ohio; Traverse City, Mich.; Kansas City, Kan.; Williamsburg, Va.; Pocono Mountains, Pa.; Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada; Mason, Ohio; Grapevine, Texas; Grand Mound, Wash., Fitchburg, Mass., Charlotte, N.C.; Garden Grove, Calif., Colorado Springs, Colo., Bloomington, Minn., LaGrange, Ga., Gurnee, Ill.; and Scottsdale, Ariz. The newest resort opened in Manteca, Calif. in June 2021, and the company is currently building resorts in Perryville, Maryland and Naples, Fla. Additional information may be found on the company’s online media center.

Media Contact, Great Wolf Resorts' PR Manager: Alison Hoesli, | 773-828-1532.

About the Sponsors of Mass Save

Mass Save is a collaborative of Massachusetts’ electric and natural gas utilities and energy efficiency service providers including Berkshire Gas, Cape Light Compact, Eversource, Liberty, National Grid, and Unitil. We empower residents, businesses, and communities to make energy-efficient upgrades by offering a wide range of services, rebates, incentives, trainings, and information.


About Unitil

Unitil Corporation provides energy for life by safely and reliably delivering electricity and natural gas in New England. We are committed to the communities we serve and to developing people, business practices, and technologies that lead to the delivery of dependable, more efficient energy. Unitil Corporation is a public utility holding company with operations in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Together, Unitil’s operating utilities serve approximately 108,500 electric customers and 88,400 natural gas customers.


Media Contact

Alec O'Meara
Director, External Affairs