BILLINGS IS AN ENERGY STAR BUILDING PARTNER!
In October the Billings City Council voted to accept the Energy Star challenge while taking a leadership role in conservation that will encourage residents to make energy-saving choices.
The Energy Star program is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy that helps cities around the country save money and protects the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
As part of this effort Billings has submitted to an energy audit that will help designate the city’s first round of conservation changes. The audit is paid for completely with grant money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the stimulus package under the Department of Energy for Energy Efficiency Grants. The money will provide sustainable improvements to Billings’ facilities that guarantee energy, operating, and maintenance savings.
Billings will implement these conservation steps in order to save money on utility costs while producing a cleaner environment.
There are many incentives for saving energy, for businesses, homeowners, landlords, and renters! This range from rebates for installing energy saving light bulbs to grants for upgrading buildings. To find out more about the incentives you may be eligible to receive, click the INFORMATION FOR RESIDENCES or INFORMATION FOR BUINESSES buttons to the left.
Just because you are under 18 doesn't mean there aren't ways for you to help save energy. You can make small changes and make big differences! Want to find out how? Click on the JUST FOR KIDS button at the left. You can get tips about saving and play some games!
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