Grant: $237,820 - Department of Energy - Sep. 14, 2009
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Award Description: Activity Description: Development of an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (EECS). The City of Carrollton is requesting $237,820 (20% of its total grant allocation) to develop an Energy Efficiency & Conservation Strategy that is aligned with the core principles of the EECBG Program: ? Prioritize energy efficiency and conservation first as the cheapest, cleanest and fastest ways to meet energy demand. ? Target projects that will provide substantial, sustainable and measurable energy savings, job creation and economic stimulus effects. ? Maximize benefits over the longest possible terms. ? Ensure oversight transparency, and accountability for all program activities. While the cost of developing the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy has not been finalized, the City anticipates it will be somewhat less than the amount ($237,820) requested in this application. Any remaining funds will be allocated towards implementing activities identified under the EECS. As a preliminary step, the City of Carrollton has established a Committee comprised of key representatives of various departments: Transportation, Engineering, Environmental Services, Public Works, Building Inspections and Facility Services. The purpose of the Committee is to identify eligible EECBG projects and develop a strategy that will have long-lasting benefits within the community. The following is an outline of projects that the Committee is currently reviewing: ? Solar Energy to Pump Stations ? Solar powered irrigation system ? Implement source reduction & recycling programs. ? Incentives for carpooling (VIP parking, days off, etc?.) ? Develop a financial incentive program for energy efficiency (LEED) buildings. ? Municipal Facilities Lighting Retrofit Program ? Adopt Zoning Ordinance that promotes energy efficient development ? Implement building codes and inspections services to promote building energy efficiency Once vetted by the Committee and the City Council, the strategy will be adopted and be ready for implementation as soon as funds become available. Upon the development of its Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy, the City of Carrollton will submit an updated application within 120 days of the effective date of the award to request the remaining funding of $951,280. The City is committed to obligate its allocated funds for authorized activities within 18 months.
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