Energy Efficiency Solutions for Municipalities
Maine municipalities are often faced with budget pressures and high operating costs to maintain large and older municipal buildings that house town offices, public works garages, fire stations, and wastewater treatment facilities. Energy efficiency is a great way for municipalities to save energy and money, and often improve comfort, safety, and maintenance costs in the process. Energy efficiency also helps keep tax rates stable.
Through federal stimulus funds administered by Efficiency Maine from 2009 to 2013, 129 Maine communities received Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants to upgrade their energy infrastructure and help reduce operating costs. In the video features below, 12 Maine communities tell how they saved money and realized other benefits. These grant funds are no longer available, but click here to see incentives and resources that are available to help municipalities save energy and money. For a report on the EECBG project, click here.