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Mark Summers Honored with Citizen Planning Award

Summers was recognized for his work with energy efficiency and green initiatives at his business, CNC Software.

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.

Josh Freeman December 31, 2012 at 02:28 PM
Congrats Mark! It's great to see your efforts recognized!
Jan Rubino December 31, 2012 at 05:53 PM
It should also be noted that Mark has played a key role on the Tolland Energy Task Force since its' inception, and as a result, the entire community benefits in both cost and energy savings. Your work is greatly appreciated and your award well deserved, Mark. Congratulations!

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