Energy Efficient Lighting Upgrades at City Buildings
Nine City and School Buildings Receive Energy Efficient Upgrades
This fall the City completed another round of projects designed to reduce energy use and costs. Using $283,000 in state Green Community grant funds and more than $150,000 in subsidies from NSTAR, energy efficient lighting and occupancy sensors were installed at the Morse School, the Field House and Media Center/Solomon Garage at Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School and three buildings at the Public Works facility on Hampshire Street. In addition, the Haggerty School and the Frisoli and Area IV Youth Centers received energy-saving improvements to their heating, cooling and ventilation systems.
Together, these projects are expected to save enough electricity and natural gas to avoid $100,000 in energy costs and prevent 585,000 pounds of carbon dioxide from being emitted, the equivalent of taking 52 cars off the road.
The buildings’ energy use will continue to be monitored as part of the City’s Green Community commitment to reduce energy use by 20% from its FY08 baseline.
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