Using federal stimulus funds, 11 Maine communities saved significant resources and realized other benefits by reducing energy use and improving energy efficiency at town halls and other municipal buildings.
With help from Efficiency Maine’s Commercial & Industrial Custom Program, St. Mary’s Health System installed a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) unit in Lewiston. The new system generates electricity on site, using the waste heat for various domestic hot water needs in the facility.
With the help of Efficiency Maine's Distributor Screw-In LED Program, Furniture Superstore in South Portland replaced its 800 75-watt PAR30 incandescent bulbs with 13-watt LEDs. Electricity savings is estimated to be $22,800 per year.
Portland Dry Goods worked with Efficiency Maine to replace 90 PAR20 bulbs and 10 MR16 window display lights with energy-saving LEDs. In doing so they inspired other Old Port retailers to make similar upgrades.