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Fayetteville sets aside $1.6 million for energy conservation measures

Posted June 24, 2009

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— The City of Fayetteville has appropriated $1.6 million for energy conservation measures. The stimulus funds will go towards making Fayetteville a more energy-wise community, city officials said.

Eligible conservation projects that could be implemented include:

  • Cool roof technology to keep buildings cooler by emitting the sun’s heat back to the sky
  • Energy efficient HVAC units
  • Replacing single-pane glasses with double-pane glasses
  • Improved insulation
  • Solar panels for supplemental electricity generation
  • Cameras at intersections that will reduce wait time, idle time, fuel use and emissions
  • LED street lighting
  • Lighting upgrade in City buildings

“There are a variety of ways we can utilize the stimulus dollars to improve our local environment,” Jerry Dietzen, Environmental Services Director, said in a statement. “This is an ideal time for us to advance our energy conservation strategy and act on projects that will reduce our energy consumption and increase our awareness of best practices in building design and renovations.”

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  • SaveEnergyMan Jun 25, 2009

    In general, energy conservation pays back much more quickly than renewable energy (solar, wind) - at least around here. Better not use the energy at all than to generate it. Good move Fayetteville.