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CX-005306: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Revised Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy
CX(s) Applied: B1.2, B1.32, B2.5, B5.1
Date: 03/03/2011
Location(s): Jupiter, Florida
Office(s): Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

The Town of Jupiter, Florida is proposing to use the $211,300 allocated Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant funding to support ongoing efforts in becoming a Certified Green Local Government, providing improvements and facilities to promote energy efficiency and the use of alternative modes of transportation and energy sources, while retaining jobs and stimulating the local economy. In June of 2008, the Town Council approved amendments to the Comprehensive Plan that included a new objective and policies on green design. Specifically, Objective 1.10 states "To encourage and promote effective green design theories and techniques for new development, redevelopment and infill projects including sustainable site development, water efficiency, energy efficiency, sustainable material selections and improved indoor environmental quality." The Town is proposing to use the grant money to further support its existing objective with: $35,000 for window film/sun shades/window replacements, $4,000 to become a Certified Green Local Government, $120,000 for bikeway/pedestrian paths, $11,000 for electric vehicle charging stations, and $41,300 for project training, development, evaluation and grant administration.