Grant: $313,350 - Department of Energy - Sep. 8, 2009
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Award Description: Hamilton County Green Government Initiative Hamilton County has been allocated $616,500. The funds are to be used to assist ??in the implementation of strategies to reduce fossil fuel emissions, total energy use, and improve energy efficiency in all sectors.? At this time, we have been awarded 313,350 in funding. The remaining $303,150 will be used for projects determined by the County-wide energy audit (Project Activity #1.) 1. Energy Audit of County Buildings - Purpose: Develop baseline data on energy use in County buildings, particularly older structures that will continue to be used, in order to: a. Set priorities for future maintenance that yields the greatest energy savings for the County b. Formulate energy efficiency, energy conservation, and energy usage goals c. Measure progress made in achieving the strategies and goals set forth in the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy d. Be prepared with shovel-ready projects for competitive energy efficiency and conservation grants in the future 2. Green roof for the Health Department - $130,850 Purpose: Reduce energy consumption at the Health Department & serve as an education tool. This project will transform 2200 square feet of the roof of a two-story wing of the Health Department into an environmental model that will reduce energy consumption in the building, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, filter and reduce storm water runoff, enhance air quality, mitigate the heat island effect, and significantly prolong the life of the roof. Green roofs have been shown to reduce the heat flow through the roof by serving as added insulation, thereby reducing the amount of energy needed to heat and cool buildings. In addition, Health Department employees will use the facility as an education tool to teach visitors about ?green living? and sustainability. 3. Education - $71,268 o Internal ? Further implement Hamilton County Green Government initiatives and education of Hamilton County employees o External - Community partnerships and public education programs (work with city & state); public education initiatives; 4. Light replacements ? $72,000 Purpose: Replace inefficient bulbs with more efficient technology; yields savings in both energy and maintenance (newer bulbs last 5 times as long as traditional bulbs and reduce energy use by as much as 90%) a. Riverpark & Vandergiff Park (approx. 1200 lights) ? Compact fluorescents b. Traffic signals and beacons (142) ? LED c. School zone signals (84) - LED
Project Description: Initial project team meeting held 10/7
Jobs Summary: None (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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