Friday, August 5, 2011

Energy Efficiency Efforts at the IMA

Our EECBG (Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant) program has allowed many companies and communities throughout the state to greatly increase their energy efficiency.  We're all excited about all of the new and innovative projects that have been implemented as we work towards making Indiana a more energy-efficient state.  As you've noticed, our program managers (Patrick and Megan) have been hitting the roads lately to visit our grant recipients, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art was one we had the pleasure to monitor recently.

The $92,000 grant IMA received from us -- which they had to match dollar for dollar, by the way -- was dedicated to a new boiler and lighting upgrades in the parking garage.  The new boiler is 85% efficient, a significant climb from the previous system’s efficiency.  Additionally, the lighting improved with the replacement of the 175w halide bulb to the 89w ecoparking Light in the light fixtures.

We spared you the pictures of the lights and boiler.  We just figured it'd be better for you to head on over there and check out the museum for yourself!  (Seriously -- if you haven't been, what are you waiting for?!)

The Indianapolis Museum of Art received an EECBG award from the Indiana Office of Energy Development.  The EECBG program is funded through the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) through the U.S. Department of Energy.