Town Saves Tens of Thousands of Dollars at no Cost to Them
Utility costs make up a huge chunk of municipal budgets and any reduction in usage can translate to huge savings over the course of years. With funding from the Maryland Smart Energy Communities Program, the Town of Easton, Maryland has converted all of their traffic lights and many of their streetlights to LED, with plans to continue the project until complete. As of 2017; Easton has saved an estimated $145,000 in energy costs with a projected savings of over $500,000 in ten years.
Eleventh House's Contribution:
- Wrote, won, and administered grant
- Negotiated community partner in-kind contributions
- Acted as Project Manager
- Completed grant paperwork including billing
- Post-grant assessment of impact