The Borough of Avalon has applied for $50,000 in grant funding to finance various upgrades in Borough buildings that will result in energy conservation and reduced energy costs. A presentation on the initiative was made before the Avalon Borough Council during its meeting on Wednesday evening, December 8th.
“Avalon continues to be a community leader when it comes to environmental responsibility and energy conservation”, said Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi. “This effort by the Borough and the Avalon Green Team to secure the grant funding means that Avalon will continue to lead by example by using energy more efficiently while saving taxpayers’ dollars for many years to come”.
Avalon is making an application through the State of New Jersey’s Energy Efficiency Block Grant Program. The program affords local communities the opportunity to secure up to a total of $50,000 worth of various energy efficiency upgrades that are implemented at zero cost to the municipality. The program makes $20,000 available to New Jersey communities. Avalon will pair this effort with the New Jersey Clean Energy Program’s “Direct Install” initiative. Together, Avalon will receive $50,000 worth of various energy conservation upgrades in Borough buildings at zero cost to the taxpayer.
Borough officials have held several meetings regarding these opportunities that are available to many communities throughout the state. There are seven companies who are approved by the state to conduct this type of work under the state’s program. Avalon will be using Hutchinson Mechanical Services as the contractor for the project.