On any given day up to 2,000 people visit the Dunn Building in Martinsburg, West Virginia. The building is the site for the Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, the Berkeley County Commission and other municipal offices.
In Texas City, an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) awarded last year has already been utilized to start saving the Texas Gulf Coast city money by installing more efficient lights and applying UV reduction films to windows.
Temperatures above 100 degrees mean that staying cool and being energy efficient is important to the small town of Oro Valley, Ariz. But finding the funds to do both can be a challenge. It was this heat – and the availability of a federal grant – that Bayer Vella, the town's conservation and sustainability manager, cited as a reason the city is forging ahead with energy retrofits and solar projects.
The Henderson, Nevada, police department is going above and beyond the call of duty by tripling the size of its solar panel system on its LEED-certified station, saving the city thousands of dollars in energy costs.