Aiken gets $320,000 grant

The city of of Aiken will receive a $320,000 federal grant to develop energy efficiency strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The award is among 22 such grants totaling $8.3 million approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency nationwide.

Aiken’s funding will be used to complete “deep” energy retrofits on 10 blighted homes in a low income neighborhood, weatherize additional homes through a green job program, and provide educational materials to the community on energy efficiency.

The program is designed help communities increase energy efficiency and save consumers money with new practices involving waste management, energy production, and land use management.


 

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