Capital Improvement Energy Efficiency and Retrofit Program
This page provides an overview of the Capital Improvement Energy Efficiency and Retrofit Program, the first element of Thurston County's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy. This element calls for retrofitting county buildings to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. (Also see the courthouse lighting retrofit project.)
Thurston County has consulted with an Energy Service Company to perform an investment-grade energy audit of selected county buildings and related infrastructure, and to create a "benchmark" (a baseline of data) of Thurston County's existing energy use. This action was funded by the first installment of an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant awarded to Thurston County.
With the second grant installment, Thurston County will retrofit the selected buildings and compare their new energy use with the original benchmark data to gauge the project's success.
The “Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant” program is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and is administered by the U.S. Department of Energy.
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