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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Eau Claire looks toward energy efficiency

From a story by Kelly Schlicht on WEAU News:
There's a lot of buzz about converting old light fixtures and other appliances to new, energy efficient ones, and if the City Council approves a measure at Tuesday's meeting [Sept. 23], the city of Eau Claire could be joining that trend.

18 different stoplights around the city have yet to be changed over to more efficient LED light bulbs, which will save the city money and help save the environment.

But changing a light bulb is just the beginning of the proposed upgrades.

Change is also in the air for this old ventilation system at the Eau Claire city garage, as the city looks to replace it with a new, more efficient model.

"We can run the system intermittently, instead of consistently, which reduces our energy costs, says Eau Claire Public Works Director Brian Amundson.

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