GH Twp. makes strides in reducing energy consumption

Grand Haven Township, with the assistance of federal grant money, has made several maintenance adjustments within the past year in order to reign in its energy consumption. The township was awarded a $23,000 Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant earlier this year, which paid for energy-efficient lighting inside three buildings at the township's administrative complex on 168th Avenue.
Kyle Moroney
Apr 19, 2011


“I think it’s great that we’re making these changes to become more energy-efficient,” said Kristi Walsh, township administrative coordinator of public services who oversaw the energy grant application. “It’s a benefit for the township and we’re saving money in the long run.”

In early March, Bazen Electric installed more than 400 lighting fixtures inside the township’s main administrative office, its Department of Public Works garage and a maintenance garage.

“This is going to reduce their energy consumption, but their lighting levels will remain the same,” said Aron Bazen, an engineer for the electrical company.

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of articles this week in the Tribune on going "green." To read more of this story, see today's print edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.


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