Community Bulletin Board for Essex County:
An Exchange of Information and ideas on
Clean Renewable Sustainable Energy Projects
Share your stories. Tell how your community is reducing its dependence on fossil fuels. Entries could include information on renewable energy installations, efficiency/conservation, green building features & cost savings, municipal purchasing of clean energy & rebates, creative approaches to saving. For example:
Gloucester hired an "energy specialist" to conduct a training session working with custodians, janitors, teachers, principals in the schools best practices for energy savings. Some of the issues addressed - maintenance, utilizing low tech energy savings solutions and changing behaviors- will save Gloucester a significant amount of money in energy costs and reduce fossil fuel use. Gloucester learned its town ice rink temperature had been set set at 0 degrees - this was changed to 31 degrees!
Rockport High School has installed an anemometer to determine if the site is feasible for a wind turbine.
Amesbury Cider Hill Farm is striving to become sustainable. Having installed 3 wind turbines, Cider Hill is now pursuing other methods for fossil fuel independence.
Danver's Holton-Richmond Middle School is a green building boasting solar panels, xeriscaping, state-of-the-art lighting, a cistern rain water collection system for landcaping needs.
Haverhill's Library saves on heating and cooling through the use of a geothermal heat pump.
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