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Boise, Idaho: Saving Money and Reducing Waste

April 8, 2011 - 2:17pm


Boise Mayor David Bieter talks about the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program.

Thanks to a $1.2 million grant from the Department’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program, the city of Boise, Idaho, will replace and install 1,450 LED streetlights by the end of this month. The project is projected to save $1.2 million over the next 15 years.

Boise Mayor David Bieter says that the EECBG Program is the best federal program he’s worked with in the time he’s been in office. “We’ve just been overjoyed with the effect of this project,” he said.

By installing these energy-efficient streetlights, the city of Boise is able to use less energy and save taxpayer money. The project will create 6 jobs directly in addition to the business it provided to the local manufacturer that’s producing the LED bulbs.

This is another great example of how the EECBG Program grants are improving communities across the country. In Boise’s case, the city is able to improve its streetlights and save money for its citizens.

For more information about the EECBG Program, visit the website or read about the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.