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CX-002016: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Lawrence Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy
CX(s) Applied: B2.5, B3.6, A9, A11, B5.1
Date: 04/26/2010
Location(s): Lawrence, Massachusetts
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant for: 1) Develop energy efficiency and conservation strategy (complete); 2) technical consultant services to support the development of projects and analysis of results from retrofit activities; 3) energy efficiency retrofits to replace older inefficient equipment and systems with energy efficient technology (approval excludes retrofits); 4) educate and equip all building inspectors with necessary tools for encouraging and enforcing energy efficient standards, develop a mechanism for coordinating permitting practices to condition all variances and special permits on agreement to follow "green" standards, and focus on energy use and develop and promote zoning guidelines and requirements that result in more energy efficient land use; 5) acquire recycling roll-out "totes" and bins for residents, as well as barrel reuse stickers, and school programs to educate school children on recycling; and 6) installation of a 20 kilowatt (kW ) photovoltaic roof-top system at either the Lawrence Public Library (1973) or the Lawrence High School (2007).