Friday, December 9, 2011

Rushville’s Fire Department gets a big bang with EECBG bucks!

We sent Megan down to Rushville a few months ago (okay, we're a little behind on the blog entries!) to check up on their EECBG project.  Here's her account of the visit.

The City of Rushville’s received one of our EECBG awards, using their $11,258 grant to fund lighting retrofits and upgrades at their fire department.  New occupancy sensors and 63 lighting fixtures were revamped to make the department’s facility more efficient. These new lights were installed in the sleeping berths, the truck bay, and TV area, among other locations in the facility.

 So far, they’ve saved 40,954 kWh and $1,204 in energy costs.

Thanks for the tour of the building! If I have another site visit to do in the future, I’m going to keep my fingers crossed that I get to ride in one of the trucks!

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

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