Tolland resident and CNC Software owner Mark Summers earned a Citizen Planner of the Year award from the Connecticut chapter of the American Planning Association for his green, energy-efficient initiatives at his business.
"The CNC building sits on a little farm, so we grow a bit of food," Summers said of the business' community gardens, one of a number of green initiatives on the CNC Software campus.
To Summers, it always seemed natural to incorporate energy saving technology at work.
"A business typically uses more energy than a home. We do what we can to save money and to save energy."
CNC Software also runs on a geothermal system, supplemented with passive solar panel system, Summers said.
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Summers said about six towns were represented at the awards ceremony.
Check out the CNC Software website for more information on the business.