South Portland, ME, Embarks on $15.7M Energy Efficiency Project

150px-South_Portland_logo

The City Council of South Portland, ME has begun construction of a solid waste transfer station, which is part of long term $15.7 million energy efficient project. The project also includes a municipal services facility, which is slated to begin in March and be complete in June, 2017.

The city this week will consider a ban on plastic-foam packaging and a five cent fee on disposable shopping bags. Those are two of the steps being considered by the community, which has a 40-page Municipal Climate Action Plan that includes zero-waste city gatherings, solar panels on municipal buildings and a number of other steps, according to The Press Herald.

Holistically approaching energy efficiency is the goal of a group comprised of nine universities, major metropolitan areas in the U.S. and India, infrastructure firms and policy groups. The consortium is working under a $12 million Sustainability Research Network Award from the National Science Foundation to create cities that are highly functional, livable and green, according to The Colorado State University Source.

 

Financing Environmental Resiliency and a Low-Carbon Future with Green Bonds
Sponsored By: NSF International

  
Just the Facts: 8 Popular Misconceptions about LEDs & Controls
Sponsored By: Digital Lumens

  
Approaches to Managing EHS&S Data
Sponsored By: Enablon

  
Energy Manager Product and Project Awards 2017
Sponsored By: Environmental Leader

  

Leave a Comment

User Name :
Password :
 
If you've no account register here first time
User Name :
User Email :
Password :

Login Now