For Immediate Release - July 14, 2014

Patrick Administration Awards Green Communities Competitive Grants to 43 Communities

BOSTON – Monday, July 14, 2014 - Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Maeve Vallely Bartlett and Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Acting Commissioner Meg Lusardi today awarded $7.9 million in grants to fund dozens of clean energy projects in 43 municipalities across Massachusetts.

DOER’s Green Communities Competitive Grants are awarded to designated Green Communities that have successfully invested their previously-awarded Green Communities grants. Awards are capped at $250,000 per municipality.

“Thanks in part to the work done in cities and towns across the Commonwealth, Massachusetts has changed its whole approach to obtaining and using energy,” said Secretary Bartlett. “This funding will allow these communities to continue the good work they have already begun.”

The grants, totaling $7,905,438, are funded through proceeds from carbon allowance auctions under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). The goal of the Green Communities Competitive Grant program is to support energy efficiency and renewable energy projects that further the clean energy goals of previously-designated Green Communities.

“These 43 municipalities demonstrated their commitment to clean energy leadership in becoming Green Communities and investing their initial grants in projects that cut municipal energy use,” said Acting Commissioner Lusardi. “With the nearly $8 million in additional grants we’re announcing today, they will make further progress toward energy independence while locking in long-term savings for local taxpayers and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”

There are 123 Green Communities across the Commonwealth, representing 48 percent of Massachusetts residents. The Green Communities Competitive Grants are being awarded for the following projects:

Northeast Region $4,663,568 total

Arlington - $247,894

  •  $45,137           Ottoson Middle School – Energy Management System (EMS), retrocommissioning, controls, AC optimization
  •  $71,379           Ottoson Middle School – Condensing heating boilers
  • $7,366             Ottoson Middle School – Demand control ventilation in cafeteria
  • $3,740             Ottoson Middle School – Refrigeration control for walk-in freezer
  • $16,588           Ottoson Middle School – Unit ventilator ECM motors
  • $10,561           Ottoson Middle School – Kitchen hood variable speed controls
  • $81,123           Arlington High School – Energy Management System (EMS)
  • $12,000           Project administration

Ashland - $250,000

  •  $250,000         Various locations – LED streetlights

Beverly - $249,990

  • $88,346           McKeown Elementary School – EMS Phase 1: AC system upgrade
  • $79,710           McKeown Elementary School – EMS Phase 2: Heating system upgrade
  • $81,934           McKeown Elementary School – EMS Phase 3: Unit ventilator controls

Carlisle - $72,389

  •  $5,700             Carlisle School – Retrocommissioning (demo of local product)
  • $1,000             Town Hall – Retrocommissioning
  • $1,712.52        Gleason Library – Exterior parking lot lighting
  • $4,398.80        Fire Station – Exterior parking lot lighting
  • $6,877.78        Carlisle DPW – Exterior parking lot lighting
  •  $1,277.71        Town Hall – Exterior lighting
  • $10,879.69      Police Station – Exterior lighting
  • $9,717.50        Carlisle School – Refrigeration efficiency upgrades
  • $4,300             Town Hall – Attic insulation
  • $26,525           Gleason Library – Site Sage Energy Monitoring System

Chelmsford - $128,732

  • $128,732         Chelmsford High School – Rooftop unit replacement

Dedham - $250,000

  • $250,000         Various locations – LED streetlights

Gloucester - $250,000

  •  $250,000         O’Maley Middle School – Energy system upgrade (oil to gas)

Hamilton - $225,695

  • $188,652         Various locations – LED streetlights
  • $3,527             Town Hall – Exterior lighting
  • $3,113             Public Safety Building – Exterior lighting
  • $30,403           Hamilton Wenham Regional High School, Middle School – Exterior lighting conversion to LED

Lexington - $54,068

  • $4,217.40        Diamond Middle School – Exterior LED lighting
  • $24,629.05      Fiske Elementary School – Exterior LED lighting
  • $15,174.28      Harrington Elementary School – Exterior LED lighting
  • $1,768.44        Public School Central Administration Building – Exterior LED lighting
  • $6,226.13        Clarke Middle School – Exterior LED lighting
  • $2,052.70        Carey Memorial Library – Exterior LED lighting

Lincoln - $249,995

  •  $3,708.69        Brooks School – Retrocommissioning
  • $3,708.69        Lincoln School Link/Library – Retrocommissioning
  • $4,848.43        Hartwell School – Retrocommissioning
  • $821.66           Public Safety Building – Retrocommissioning
  • $1,885.95        Lincoln Library – Retrocommissioning
  • $1,761.58        Town Office Building – Retrocommissioning
  •  $52,000           Town roadways – LED streetlights
  • $50,338           Smith School – Demand ventilation and scheduling controls
  • $83,234           Brooks School – Demand ventilation and scheduling controls
  • $38,688           School Campus – Exterior LED lighting
  • $9,000             Project administration

Medford - $142,978

  • $26,952           Senior Center – EMS
  • $29,570           City Hall – Weatherization
  • $64,532           Medford High School – Exterior lighting
  • $8,667             LoConte Ice Rink – Exterior lighting
  • $8,121             Hormel Stadium – Exterior lighting
  • $5,136             Project administration

Natick - $239,092      

  •  $54,434           Morse Library – EMS retrofit
  • $10,405           Morse Library – Variable frequency drive (VFD), motor upgrade
  • $79,222           Bennett Hemenway School – EMS retrofit
  • $13,382           Bennett Hemenway School – VFD, motor upgrade
  •  $3,923             Senior Center – Demand control ventilation
  • $35,063           Senior Center, Bennett Hemenway School, Police and Fire Stations – Monitoring-based Commissioning and Analysis
  • $42,663           Cole Recreation Center – EMS

Quincy - $250,000

  •  $38,981.77      Lincoln-Webster School – EMS upgrade and retrocommissioning
  • $57,023.40      Point Webster School – EMS upgrade and retrocommissioning
  •  $30,694.35      Clifford Marshall School – EMS upgrade and retrocommissioning
  • $29,015.70      Police Headquarters – EMS upgrade and retrocommissioning
  •  $31,371.14      Thomas Crane Main Library – EMS upgrade and retrocommissioning
  • $6,341.94        Snug Harbor Elementary School – Exterior lighting
  • $9,555.87        Quincy High School – Exterior lighting
  • $11,700.31      Kennedy Senior Center – Exterior lighting
  • $3,727.57        Atherton Hough School – Exterior lighting
  • $12,400.05      DPW Garage – Exterior lighting
  • $5,287.80        Broad Meadows Middle School – Exterior lighting
  •  $8,747.18        North Quincy High School – Exterior lighting
  • $3,987.60        Fire Engine 6 Station – Exterior lighting
  •  $1,165.32        Fire Engine 2 Station – Exterior lighting

Sudbury - $250,000

  •  $50,000           Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School – Parking lot and exterior LED lighting
  • $168,000         Various locations – LED streetlights
  •  $9,000             Goodnow Library – Retrocommissioning
  • $23,000           Fairbank Community Center – Replace rooftop unit

Tewksbury - $161,574

  • $10,879           Dewing School – Exterior lighting
  • $31,388           DPW Building – Exterior lighting
  •  $4,987             Fire Station – Exterior lighting
  • $14,146           North Street School – Exterior lighting
  • $20,710           Ryan Middle School – Exterior lighting
  • $11,335           Wynn Middle School – Exterior lighting
  • $10,374           Town Hall/Town Hall Annex – Exterior lighting
  • $35,767           Senior Center – Exterior lighting
  • $4,738             DPW Building – Weatherization
  • $17,250           Loella Dewing School – Outdoor air reset

Topsfield - $48,936

  • $48,936           Town Library – High efficiency steam boiler

Tyngsborough - $115,489

  •  $5,000             Town Offices/Library – Attic insulation
  •  $30,732           Tyngsborough High School – Lighting controls
  • $61,790           Tyngsborough Elementary School – Lighting controls
  • $17,967           Tyngsborough Library – Lighting controls

Wayland - $250,000

  • $79,499           Middle School – EMS
  • $72,797           Eight schools/town buildings – Weatherization and air sealing
  • $19,745           Claypit and Happy Hollow Schools – VFDs for pumps
  • $12,846           Project administration
  • $65,113           Public Library – Oil to gas conversion with high efficiency boiler

Wenham - $248,029

  • $11,220           Hamilton Wenham Regional High School – Cooler condensing unit
  •  $10,148           Hamilton Wenham Regional Middle School – Kitchen hood controls
  • $196,316         Various locations – LED streetlights
  • $11,407           Town Library – Exterior lighting
  • $1,945             Iron Rail Building – Exterior lighting
  • $7,143             Town Hall – Exterior lighting
  • $9,850             Water Department – Pump upgrade

Weston - $243,707

  • $45,925           Four schools – Retrocommissioning
  • $138,004         Four schools – Remote EMS, including upgrade
  • $59,778           Fire Station Headquarters – Boiler replacement, related items

Winchester – $250,000

  • $250,000         Various locations – LED streetlights

Winthrop - $235,000

  • $7,901             Cummings School – Weatherization
  • $22,222           Cummings School – Hot water pump variable speed drives
  • $7,052             Cummings School – Air handler DCVs
  • $48,658           Cummings School – DCVs for variable air volume boxes]
  • $14,214           Cummings School – EMS
  • $54,821           Winthrop Middle School – EMS
  • $20,132           Winthrop Middle School – Hot water pump VSDs
  •  $60,000           Winthrop Middle School – Boiler for ice rink

Woburn - $250,000

  • $250,000         Various locations – LED streetlights

Southeast Region $536,161 total

Hanover - $250,000

  •  $36,111           Cedar School – EMS
  • $23,605           Cedar School – Exhaust fan control
  • $37,758           Center School – EMS
  • $4,417             Salmond Administration Building – Steam trap replacement
  • $14,041           Sylvester School – Steam trap replacement
  • $86,980           Hanover Middle School – EMS with VFDs
  • $46,764           Hanover Middle School – Exhaust fan control
  • $324                Project administration

 

Kingston - $114,731

  •  $20,175.53      Intermediate School – Exterior lighting
  • $25,215.55      Kingston Town House – Air handler upgrades
  • $12,387.18      Town Hall – Exterior lighting
  • $17,724.27      Kingston Elementary School – Exterior lighting
  • $10,589.03      Kingston Town House – Pumps VFDs
  • $10,537           Intermediate School – Weatherization
  •  $4,231.98        Kingston Town House – Building envelope upgrades
  • $3,788             Intermediate School – De-stratification fans
  • $10,082.46      Highway Barn – Building envelope upgrades

Provincetown - $82,126

  • $28,655           Provincetown High School – Oil to propane burner conversion
  •  $16,892           Provincetown High School – Condensing domestic hot water boiler
  •  $14,459           Provincetown High School – Oil tank removal
  • $22,120           Provincetown High School – New propane tank

Scituate - $89,304

  •  $89,304           Sewer pump stations – High efficiency transformers

Central Region $1,435,522 total

Acton - $234,511

  • $37,511           Memorial Library – Lighting controls
  • $92,635           RJ Grey Jr. High School – Condensing boilers
  • $26,592           RJ Grey Jr. High School – Tie exhaust fans to EMS
  • $40,365           Four schools – Exterior lighting
  •  $37,408           RJ Grey Jr. High School, Acton-Boxborough Reg. High School – Circuit level metering and building management system data analysis

Berlin - $120,962

  • $78,863           Municipal/Public Safety Building – Building envelope upgrades
  • $3,000             Municipal/Public Safety Building – De-stratification turbines
  • $22,468           Berlin Memorial School – De-stratification turbines
  • $16,631           1870 Town Hall – Building envelope upgrades

Hopkinton - $111,702

  • $8,203             Town Hall – LED exterior lighting
  • $24,938           Hopkins School – LED exterior lighting
  • $11,470           Hopkinton Middle School – LED exterior lighting
  • $56,978           Hopkinton High School – LED exterior lighting
  • $10,113           Elmwood School – LED exterior lighting

Maynard - $102,233

  • $26,180         Fowler School – Weatherization
  • $3,258           Police Station – Weatherization
  • $3,808.90      Fire Station – Exterior lighting
  • $4,761.07      Fowler School – Exterior lighting
  • $15,217         Town Library – Exterior lighting
  • $9,654.30      Police Station and Town Hall – Exterior lighting
  • $3,269.38      Public Works Building – Exterior lighting
  • $23,508         Water Treatment Plant – Exterior lighting     
  •  $6,382.34      Green Meadow School – Exterior lighting
  • $3,061.86      Rockland Ave. Pump House – Exterior lighting
  • $3,132.15      Well #4 Building – Exterior lighting

Medway - $205,925

  •  $180,848       Memorial Elementary School – EMS
  •  $25,077         Various locations – LED streetlights

Mendon - $242,796

  • $111,062       New Library Building – HVAC air source heat pump system
  • $96,235         Clough School – Direct digital control system optimization, DCV
  • $9,448           Clough School – VFDs for heating ventilation units
  • $4,811           Clough School – Weatherization
  •  $21,240         Project administration

Millbury - $247,596

  • $185,000       Municipal Office Building – HVAC upgrade
  • $29,219         Shaw Middle School – Exterior lighting
  •  $8,165           DPW Facility – Exterior lighting
  • $20,341         Elmwood Street School – Retrocommissioning
  • $4,871           Asa Waters Mansion – Insulation

Sutton - $169,797

  • $53,556         Sutton School Complex – VFDs
  • $81,369.20    Sutton School Complex – DCV
  • $21,059         Sutton School Complex – Exterior lighting
  •  $10,762.80    Municipal Center – High efficiency water heater
  • $3,050           Project administration

Western Region $1,270,187 total

Amherst - $165,539

  • $56,031           Town Hall – DCV
  • $20,558           North Fire Station – Apparatus room infrared heating conversion
  • $64,973           North Fire Station – Wall insulation
  • $23,977          North Fire Station – DCV

Easthampton - $147,653

  • $5,455.23       Whitebrook Middle School – Boiler room steam pipe insulation
  • $7,058.93       Whitebrook Middle School – Kitchen boiler room combustion air
  • $9,585                        Whitebrook Middle School – Cooler controls
  • $15,424          Whitebrook Middle School – Combustion air controls
  • $6,375                        Whitebrook Middle School – HVAC catalyst controller
  • $770               Whitebrook Middle School – Bathroom faucet aerators
  • $22,122          Pepin Elementary School – Building envelope upgrades
  • $3,175                        Pepin Elementary School – Combustion air controls
  • $2,584                        Pepin Elementary School – Premium motors
  •  $560               Pepin Elementary School – Bathroom faucet aerators
  •  $22,245.75     Maple Elementary School – Building envelope upgrades
  • $31,689.09     Maple Elementary School – Steam trap replacement
  • $330               Maple Elementary School – Bathroom faucet aerators
  • $20,099          Center Elementary School – Steam trap replacement
  • $180               Center Elementary School – Bathroom faucet aerators

Greenfield - $199,754

  •  $30,000          Green River School – Attic sealing and insulation
  • $64,993          Townwide – Cobrahead LED streetlights
  • $104,761        Downtown – Decorative LED streetlights

Hatfield - $160,913

  • $99,940          Wastewater Treatment Plant – Make-up air unit replacement
  • $16,162          Highway Garage – Weatherization
  •  $5,053                        Smith Academy – Replace refrigeration controls
  • $30,827          Smith Academy – VFDs
  • $4,762                        Hatfield Elementary School – Replace refrigeration controls
  • $4,169                        Hatfield Elementary School – Weatherization

Holyoke - $230,000

  • $54,000          City Hall – Replace rooftop HVAC units
  • $98,000          City Hall – Insulation and boiler and control replacement
  • $78,000          City Hall Annex – Boiler and control replacement

Montague - $84,935

  • $82,090          Shea Theatre – New efficient HVAC system
  • $2,845                        Shea Theatre – Roof insulation upgrades

Northampton - $181,393

  • $126,506        Downtown – Outdoor post-top LED lighting
  • $12,544          Forbes Library – Energy monitoring and retrocommissioning
  • $21,547          Smith Vocational & Agricultural High School – Energy monitoring and retrocommissioning
  • $20,796          Water Treatment Plant – HVAC upgrade

 

Springfield - $100,000

  • $100,000         Glenwood School – Steam boiler

“Green communities are setting the standard for other towns and cities across the Commonwealth to follow and are a major contributor to our state’s national standing as a leader in clean energy,” Senate President Therese Murray said. “I am especially proud of the Town of Kingston in my District for receiving this grant, which is a testament to their continued dedication and efforts to promote renewable energy and efficiency in their community and beyond.”

"These investments are a further demonstration of our Commonwealth's commitment to a clean energy future," Senator Stan Rosenberg said. "I appreciate the Patrick administration's dedication to that cause and I applaud these communities for being at the vanguard of our green movement."

“As a Green Community, Ashland has proven to be a leader in clean energy and energy efficiency innovation,” said Senator Karen Spilka. “This grant will allow the town to continue to advance green initiatives in our community that help to conserve energy and preserve our environment for future generations.”

“Investing in the environmental future of Ashland is a quality of life issue for our community,” said Representative Tom Sannicandro. “By committing to the health of our cities and towns we are practicing responsible stewardship for generations to come.”

The Patrick Administration’s aggressive clean energy initiatives have made Massachusetts a leader in energy efficiency, renewable energy and emissions reductions. The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy has named Massachusetts number one for three years running. Last year, Governor Patrick set a new solar goal after reaching the previous goal of 250 megawatts four years early. The Commonwealth now aims to install 1,600 megawatts of solar capacity by 2020. Currently, there are 518 megawatts installed, capable of powering nearly 79,000 homes. The clean energy revolution is yielding economic benefits as well, with 11.8 percent job growth in the last year; nearly 80,000 people are employed in the cleantech industry in Massachusetts.