Monday, December 12, 2011

City of Monticello and EECBG

Known for its 2 large lakes, festivals, and outdoor activities, the City of Monticello is a great place to spend the day.  As with any small community in Indiana they are always looking for ways to improve, and to save money.
With $57,500 in grant money from the Indiana Office of Energy, the City of Monticello was able to upgrade the lighting systems at the following Town-owned buildings: City Municipal Building, City Water Works, City Waste Water Treatment Plant, and the Council on Aging Building.  These improvements included 191 new T8 lights, 8 new LED exit signs, 43 new outdoor induction wall mount lights, and 22 new T5 lights. 
Monticello was interested in upgrading the lighting fixtures of the buildings they own in order to decrease their operating expenses and increase the overall lighting quality within the buildings.  The lighting fixtures were generally outdated and required frequent maintenance. Lighting upgrades have reduced their monthly utility bills and maintenance costs.  The projected utility savings is $11,000 per year. 

The City of Monticello received an Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant (EECBG), funded by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.  EECBG is funded through the U.S. Department of Energy and is administered by the Indiana Office of Energy Development.

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