The practical application of energy efficiency has a larger scope than many might realize, and we stretched our EECBG dollars all around the state to a variety of local governments, small businesses, and non-profits. One of our recipients was the Southside Animal Shelter, which one of OED's program managers, Megan, visited last week.
The South Side Animal Shelter used their award to upgrading three specific areas - the summer house, main shelter, and main office. The old heaters and HVAC systems were outdated, and seeing as the shelter houses quite a few more pets than your average household, the decision to upgrade these components was logical.
We don't want to sway you or anything to adopt, but here are some pictures of some of the shelter pets enjoying their new settings. (What can we say? We tried to photograph the new energy efficiency improvements, but these animals are much cuter than a new HVAC system!)
Many thanks to all the great staff and volunteers of the Southside Animal Shelter for a job well done. We hope you're enjoying your new HVAC systems and all the savings that they're bringing!
P.S. This grant was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy through the Indiana Office of Energy Development's Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program.