Heal Vet, Watertown Veterinary Clinic Known for Soft Touch, Goes Green, Helping Offset the Costs of Running a Small Business | national

ARLINGTON, Mass., May 20, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) – Founded by husband and wife team Jamie and Amanda Leef in 2017, Heal Vet is located in the Mount Auburn neighborhood that crosses Cambridge, Belmont and Watertown MA. Heal’s staff of 20 provide comprehensive pet care services in a low stress environment. When setting up Heal’s offices, the team used low-carbon, non-toxic building materials wherever possible. Their new 48-panel solar power system, designed and installed by Arlington-based SunBug Solar, is the finishing touch to an eco-friendly workplace.

Dr Amanda Leef’s role as owner and doctor of veterinary medicine is hands-on with animals, while Jamie’s job as general manager puts him in charge of “leading the ship to success.” Jamie’s former career in green building and solar power has helped him understand the value a business can get from having its own power source on its roof. And his experience installing solar systems for other companies prepared him for the lengthy utility approval and licensing process.

“The great thing about SunBug is that they’ve been around for a long time and the people they work with in their design and construction have so much experience in problem solving,” said Leef. “They are handling the complications well and were quick to offer information on how to install a special transformer for the unusual electrical setup at my site. This is one of the reasons to hire a reputable local company. They know the local inspector very well and know the best way to contact him, and how to file a dispute with the local utility companies if this happens. “

The 19 kW system supplies Heal with 75% of the energy consumed per year. The energy bills were around $ 8,000 per year, which is typical of a small business with a lot of medical supplies. Not only does installing a PV system reduce utility costs, it also means their electricity budget line is immune to rising electricity costs. As a business, Heal takes advantage of federal tax credits and accelerated depreciation on the investment, reducing the initial cost by more than 50%. The strategy is perfect for a resilient small business.

Another addition to the project includes a charging station for electric vehicles. Customers and neighbors alike have been happy to benefit from green electricity in their community. Leef was even inspired to get an electric car for himself. “A Chevrolet Bolt,” Leaf said. “Truly the most fun car to drive.”

Heal Vet is a full-service pet hospital located in the Mount Auburn neighborhood. They provide comprehensive services including wellness, emergency care, surgery, dentistry, and specialists. Their specially designed modern facility and staff trained in low stress animal handling techniques give you and your pet a better experience. Learn more here: https://www.heal.vet/.

SunBug Solar is a local Massachusetts-owned and operated solar energy consulting and installation company with offices in Arlington and Westfield, MA. SunBug Solar creates a positive environmental and social impact by exemplifying our core values ​​of responsiveness, resourcefulness and reliability with our customers, within our industry and among our teammates. Learn more here: https://sunbugsolar.com/.


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