Monday, January 23, 2012

Hagerstown's streetlight project

We visited Hagerstown last summer and wanted to share their successful project with you.  Maybe the bright, sunny photos we snapped back then will brighten your winter day!

Hagerstown used its $61,111 Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) to replace 62 streetlights along State Road 38, which is a main corridor through the town. The previous streetlights were replaced with 62, 129 Watt LED Roadway Luminaries.

As a result, they’ve seen some good energy savings. They’ve saved 9,739 kWh and $838.38 in energy costs so far.  Not only are the streetlights adding the ambiance of this pretty town, it is also keeping its pedestrians and drivers safe while being energy efficient!

In a nutshell: It is rewarding when you can both literally and figuratively brighten a community’s day! Or in this case, I guess it is literally brightening their night.
Hagerstown received an Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) award from the Indiana Office of Energy Development in 2010.  The EECBG program is funded through the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the U.S. Department of Energy.

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