Wednesday, August 14, 2013

$400K grant could help Cincinnati buildings become more energy-efficient

City Council on August 7 authorized an application for a grant of approximately $400,000 to help develop energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives, specifically for private sector buildings.

The grants are available through the City Energy Project, a joint venture between the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Institute for Market Transformation that seeks to improve the energy efficiency of buildings in 10 American cities.

The project eventually could be expanded to other municipalities, promoting economic development and reducing pollution.

The grant application deadline is August 30.

No matching funds are required, but Council could vote to disburse funds for personnel if the City is awarded the grant.

Previous reading on BC:
Cincinnati moving closer to solar rooftop program (5/13/13)
Qualls motion would establish new financing for solar (4/3/13)
OEQ presents recommendations on Green Cincinnati update (1/29/13)
Cincinnati one of three American finalists in global climate challenge (1/22/13)
Cincinnati boosts incentives for green building (12/27/12)