New case study: 2014 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award Winner: City of Arcola

The City of Arcola worked with Tick Tock Energy to reduce the energy consumption associated with the operation of city facilities. They undertook several energy projects, which included:

  • Replacing incandescent and T12 lighting with CFLs and T8s in the fire department and community center buildings;
  • Upgrading the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) aeration blowers with more energy efficient replacements;
  • Powering the WWTP with wind energy;
  • Installing a solar array at City Hall.

These projects reduced greenhouse gas emissions and resulted in $25,554 annual savings for taxpayers.

 

Read the full case study here.

About Laura B.

Laura L. Barnes is ISTC's Sustainability Information Curator and Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLPPR). She also created and authors Environmental News Bits (http://envnewsbits.info).
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