The RiverCentre parking ramp in St. Paul, Minnesota, is racking up big savings. Energy-efficient improvements made to the structure by state and local officials have cut energy use by 50%, saving thousands of dollars annually. Learn more.
In 2009, the city of Colorado Springs received $3.6 million in Recovery Act funding from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program. Since then, the city has invested the money into several projects to reduce energy waste throughout the community. Learn more.
To support Dallas' rapid growth, develop a sustainable community, and reduce the city's impact on the electrical grid, Dallas created the Green Dallas Initiative with support from the Energy Department’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program. Learn more.
With the help of the Energy Department’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program, Ormond Beach, Florida, is saving energy and encouraging its residents to do the same through an environmental education program. Learn more.
The Greater Randolph Senior Center in Bexar County, Texas and Rockville Senior Center in Rockville, Maryland received energy efficiency enhancements and retrofits that will help keep seniors warm in the coming months thanks to funding from the Energy Department’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program. Learn more.
Beach season may have ended months ago, but just a short jaunt from the shore, an administration building in Ocean View, Delaware, is soaking up the sun -- saving taxpayer dollars on town utility bills. Learn more.
A strip of new solar-powered LED streetlights in Boaz, Alabama were installed with grant funds from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs and $221,900 from the Energy Department through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program. Learn more.
The rural community of Vernonia, Oregon is incorporating energy efficiency measures into the school district buildings, including an energy efficient integrated heating and cooling system. This feature, along with upgrades to the building envelope and lighting, are estimated to reduce the school district’s annual energy usage by 43 percent. Learn more.
Los Angeles -- a city known as the “Entertainment Capital of the World” -- now has its spotlight on energy efficiency. The city of Los Angeles held a press event to wrap up the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency Community Block Grant (EECBG) program and launch its commitment to the Department’s Better Buildings Challenge. Learn more.
In 1969, the Franklin County Courthouse in Union, Missouri was destroyed by a bomb. Thanks to an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant, the town was able to install an energy-efficient HVAC system, which will allow this historic building to operate efficiently. Learn more.
Thanks to support from an Energy Department Recovery Act grant, Washington, DC streets are becoming brighter. These energy efficiency upgrades are saving energy and saving taxpayer dollars in the long run – but most importantly this means better lighting and safer neighborhoods for the nation’s capital. Learn more.
Oklahoma has been known for its close association with petroleum. Oklahoma City is changing that view and working to convert a portion of its vehicle fleet from gasoline and diesel fuel to compressed natural gas.Learn more.
Austin used $1.2 million of its Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to replace the old equipment with modern "biogas-rated" generation equipment. Learn more.
Up in the iconic community of North Pole, Alaska, the city leaders have made their energy efficiency upgrade wish list, and now state auditors are “checking it twice” to see which projects the city will be able to complete in 2012 using funds from the state’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This can be critical in a city that sees winter temperatures as cold as -67F. Learn more.
Downtown Smyrna, Georgia is using $184,000 of the city’s $208,000 in Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant funding to create space for two 55-gallon processors that will turn cooking oil into biodiesel. Learn more.
The New Mexico state motto, “Crescit Eundo,” which is commonly interpreted as "it grows as it goes,” is particularly descriptive of the savings achieved by local governments in the state with help from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program, funded by the Recovery Act. Learn more.
As the first bike sharing system in Texas, San Antonio’s B-Cycle addresses two top concerns in the city: providing opportunities to improve personal health and giving active transportation choices to residents and visitors. Riders are empowered to see how they are making a difference in the community. Learn more.
In 2010, seven cities in King County, Washington -- known as the C-7 New Energy Partnership -- joined forces with local utility Puget Sound Energy (PSE) and energy management software company OPOWER to help nearly 100,000 residents reduce their home energy consumption. The program, which was made possible in part by Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant funding from the Recovery Act, has become an easy and informative way for residents to understand their energy consumption, compare their household use against neighbors, and identify effective options to reduce their costs. Learn more.