August 7, 2020

Rehoboth Awarded Grant, Green Community Designation

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The Town of Rehoboth has officially been recognized as a Massachusetts Green Community and was awarded a total of $148,380 to fund a number of energy conservation projects designed for various Town facilities. The projects will reduce the Town’s consumption of energy and produce cost-savings for the Town. Funding for the projects is being provided by a grant to the Town from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources.

The Town will contract the projects with Energy Source, a MA-certified energy conservation provider. Facilities affected by the initiative include the Council on Aging, the Annex TV Studio, the Public Safety Building, the Highway Department, Fire Stations #2 and #3, and Blanding Library.

This designation and award are the result of work undertaken by the Town’s Green Energy Committee, which began in Spring 2018 and has enjoyed the full support of the Board of Selectmen. Members of the Committee are Patricia Abrahamson, David Feeney (vice-chair), Carolyn Panofsky (chair), Jess Skyleson, and Lisa Wentworth (clerk).

The grant application process relied on audits of Town facilities that were coordinated by Bill Pray, Rehoboth Facilities Manager, with Energy Source, the conservation provider; Mr. Pray will also oversee the implementation of the conservation projects, which are expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

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