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When Cullen Gilchrest and Jonas Singer, co-owners of Union Kitchen, approached the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DC SEU), they planned to buy new appliances for the over 40 culinary entrepreneurs (TaKorean and Curbside Cupcakes, just to name a few) working out of Union Kitchen’s industrial kitchen space, but weren’t sure where to start.
“You hear about energy inefficiency, but you’re not sure about what you can do to fix it,” said Gilchrist. “DC SEU staff helped us understand how to save a lot of money and electricity.”
As DC SEU staff walked through the facility, they identified quick and easy lighting upgrades, controls to manage energy use, opportunities for operational improvement, and appliances eligible for rebates from the DC SEU. The rebate application process revealed that some equipment was inaccurately advertised as energy-efficient and DC SEU staff explained why and how Union Kitchen could get the quality of equipment they expected from vendors for future purchases. Not only did Union Kitchen receive rebates for purchasing more energy-efficient appliances, but their work with the DC SEU will help them save money and energy for years to come and create a better facility for the burgeoning businesses working there.
“The DC SEU is proud to help businesses across the District like Union Kitchen become more energy-efficient,” said Ted Trabue, Managing Director of the DC SEU. “Energy efficiency allows owners to take the money they save and invest it back in their business, which helps grow the local economy and create jobs in the District.”
For more information on how the DC SEU helps District businesses and residents save money and energy, visit www.dcseu.com.
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You are cordially invited to the Washington Opera Society’s exclusive Christmas/Hannukah Party!
We are pleased to welcome our great opera stars to the company!
Juliette Di Bello, Manuela Tomasz Korossy, Kristin Sampson from the NY City Opera Company, and Kevin Short of the Metropolitan Opera.
Don’t miss this unique holiday concert of seasonal favorites and hit arias from the operatic repertoire sung by our cast of stellar singers. Maestro Benichou will bring his infectious energy as he leads the WOS Festival Ensemble in an evening sure to remember. Glad tidings!
You are cordially invited to the Embassy of Austria for a thrilling evening with Mozart. What a better way to spend Christmas and Hannukah! Our full orchestra and lead singers, some of whom sing at the Met, will appeal to teens as they begin their journey to the classics! We expect to be sold out soon…..
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Under the Gracious Patronage of H.E. Petra Schneebauer, Ambassador of Austria
Julien Benichou, Conductor
Kevin Short as Figaro
Manna K. Jones as Susanna
Stephen Powell as Count Almaviva
Laquita Mitchell as Contessa
Anna Kelly as Cherubino
Maggie Polglaze as Barbarina
John Gibney as Bartolo
Leah Heater as Marcellina
Christopher Jon Hartung as Antonio & Don Curzio
Narration provided by Robin Phillips
Embassy of Austria
3524 International Court NW
Washington, DC 20008
Doors Open/Cocktails 6:30 pm
Performance including Intermission 7:15 pm
Wine Reception with Heavy Hors d’oeuvres 9:15 to 10:30 pm
Box Seats $250
Orchestra Reserved $150
Seniors (over 65 years old) Unreserved $80 [sold out]
Students with ID $50
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