Week of September 4, 2011
Quote of the Week:
"The panels are just fantastic. The system is really hitting its stride this summer and is definitely exceeding our expectations. We can't wait to show the students the progress when the school year starts again."
Brian Maher, executive director of capital planning and technology at Boston College High School, on the stimulus-funded solar photovoltaic array that was installed on the roof of the school's building.
FACES OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY
"I don't know what families would do without those vouchers."
YOUR RECOVERY DOLLARS AT WORK: NEWS & UPDATES
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Massasoit Community College celebrates completion of stimulus-funded rooftop solar panel installation project
Massasoit Community College celebrated the installation of a multi-site photovoltaic (PV) array project, partially funded by the Recovery Act. Massasoit received five roof mounted solar arrays on the Brockton Campus, and its 370 kW system are expected to generate more than 453,000 kWh of electricity annually. In addition to the estimated $55,000 that the College will save annually in utility costs, DCAM will sell the solar renewable energy credits which will bring in approximately $260,000 per year. Read more and more.
Saving energy and money with new windows in Hudson
Hudson faced heating and cooling challenges at its Public Library and was able to use funds from the Recovery Act and funds from the Community Preservation Act to resolve this. The building's aging and inefficient windows were replaced with 117 new ones and 27 new solar shades that are projected to reduce heating fuel consumption and electricity usage by 40 percent, saving the town over $7,000 a year and reducing the carbon dioxide emitted by over 40,000 pounds annually. Read more.
WHAT RECOVERY CAN DO FOR YOU: JOB & CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES
Opportunities for Individuals:
FEATURED JOB OF THE WEEK: Principal Test Engineer
Opportunities For Businesses: Search for Contracts
FEATURED CONTRACT OF THE WEEK: Lexington Housing Authority - Building Project
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