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Ecova to Provide Utility Expense and Energy Management Services to Senior Lifestyle Corporation

Ecova, a total energy and sustainability management company, today announced it has been selected by Senior Lifestyle Corporation to provide utility expense and energy management services. Senior Lifestyle is a privately held owner, operator, and developer of senior living communities. Ecova will assist Senior Lifestyle in monitoring, understanding and reducing energy use at approximately 110 senior housing communities across the United States.

Senior Lifestyle will implement Ecova’s utility expense and data management solution to better understand energy consumption and spending across its entire portfolio of properties. Ecova’s ENERGY STAR® benchmarking services will also utilize the data to compare Senior Lifestyle’s energy performance against the EPA’s (Environmental Protection Agency) criteria, providing a standard to track and measure progress. Additionally, Ecova will help Senior Lifestyle manage energy costs and risks through its energy supply management services which will include performance reporting to provide the company’s stakeholders with a high level of visibility into its deregulated energy spend.

“Partnering with Ecova will help Senior Lifestyle to improve our energy consumption and increase energy savings,” said Justin I. Robins, Senior Vice President of Business Solutions, Senior Lifestyle. “Ecova’s mission to serve as an extension of clients to improve resource management is a great match for our company, and will help to build a long-term, holistic and effective sustainability plan to accompany the healthy and happy environment we provide for residents.”

“Energy and sustainability management can be challenging for large, multi-site companies like Senior Lifestyle,” said Jeff Heggedahl, CEO of Ecova. “We’re happy to provide them with a comprehensive set of solutions that will make it easier to meet their energy and sustainability goals.”

Working with more than 700 public and private sector clients in North America across more than 700,000 sites, Ecova helps clients see more opportunities, save more money and resources, and ultimately sustain more for their company and the environment.

About Ecova

Ecova is the total energy and sustainability management company whose sole purpose is to see more, save more, and sustain more for its clients. Using insights based on consumption, cost and carbon footprint data spanning thousands of utilities, hundreds of thousands of business sites and millions of households, Ecova provides fully managed, technology-optimized solutions for saving resources, which in turn increase returns, lower risks, and enhance reputations. Ecova is the largest non-regulated subsidiary of Avista Corp (NYSE: AVA and avistacorp.com). For more information, visit the company’s website at ecova.com, on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/ecova, or follow Ecova on Twitter at @ecovainc.

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