$242,000 green energy grant given to the Woburn community
The Woburn community recently received $242,000 in green energy grant for its clean energy projects. This makes Woburn one of the 51 communities to share the US $8.9 million in competitive grants.
Woburn plans to carry out projects at five schools, the senior center, and the police station, including energy management upgrades, installation of energy efficient lighting, and HVAC improvements. The funding from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources went to Green Communities, a status cities and towns can earn by taking steps to become more energy-efficient and to expand their use of renewable energy. Woburn was designated a Green Community in 2011 and has received previous grants of $231,925 and $250,000.