Grant: $1,105,400 - Department of Energy - Sep. 30, 2009
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Award Description: The City of Olathe, the county seat of Johnson County, champions a commitment to energy efficiency and conservation which will yield continuous benefits over time. The city?s energy efficiency and conservation strategy includes goals that will reduce fossil fuel emissions, lower total energy consumption, and improve energy efficiency in buildings and utility operations. In order to serve the citizens of Olathe, the city will provide incentive and educational opportunities for energy use reduction. Collaborative efforts with regional partners will be implemented to maximize the resulting energy, economic and environmental benefits. Top priorities for the city in implementing its energy efficiency and conservation strategy are: to 1) lower energy consumption through existing building and facility retrofits; 2) Provide energy efficiency and conservation educational opportunities for the public and training opportunities for staff; 3) retain and create jobs as a result of energy efficiency and conservation initiatives; and 4) create partnerships for a local and regional efforts on coordinated energy and environmental sustainability efforts. In order to meet the above goals the city will be using EECBG funding for the following activities: 1) Technical Consultant - extending the scope of an existing energy management company?s contract for assistance in implementation of energy strategies, reduction of energy consumption, and encouraging behavioral changes within the city; 2) Energy Efficiency Retrofits - funding building upgrades and facility retrofits for fifty public buildings or structures; 3)Buildings and Facilities - reaching out to the public through workshops and providing educational programming to Olathe district students; 4) Transportation - collaborate with Johnson County to provide alternative refueling stations at the municipal parking garage; 5) Lighting - complete ongoing conversion of all traffic and pedestrian signals to LEDs. Overall, the facilities represented in the grant cost $566,000 in energy per year. The estimated energy cost will increase by 8-10 % per year over the next three years. If the city continues without any upgrades to facilities as proposed within this grant application the city will be producing 18 million metric tons of greenhouse gases per year. The EECBG grant will enable the city to reduce energy consumption by 30% and defer 16 million metric tons of greenhouse gasses by the end of the programming period.
Project Description: No activities this quarter (fund award announced September 30, 2009)
Jobs Summary: Jobs created will relate to energy efficiency building retrofits, monitoring energy consumption, and regional collaboration initiatives (Total jobs reported: 8)
Project Status: Not Started
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