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星期二, 6月 06, 2017

Malden Receives Green Communities Funding

Malden Receives Green Communities Funding



Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and Massachusetts Commissioner of Department of Energy Resources Judith Judson attended a ceremony in Malden last week to present Mayor Gary Christenson and the City of Malden with a check in the amount $332,540. The funds were awarded upon the City’s designation as a Green Community by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Department of Energy Resources.
Through efforts of City Councillor Craig Spadafora, who also serves as the Chair of the Energy Efficiency Commission, and Public Facilities Director Eric Rubin, the City met the Green Communities Designation and Grant Program’s five criteria. Some of the criteria includes that the City have the proper research and development zoning in place for light manufacturing or renewable energies, have an energy baseline with a plan to reduce energy usage by 20%, a fuel efficiency vehicle policy, and that the City adopt the new Board of Building Regulations and Standards Stretch Code.
Meeting the criteria has Malden poised to reduce its energy costs, improve the local environment and implement energy efficiency and renewable energy projects with funding through the Green Communities Designation and Grant program. The City will be required to submit a project application proposing how the funds will be spent.