11 city build­ings will get en­ergy-ef­fi­cient lights

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS - By Ariél Zangla azangla@free­manon­line.com

The city will spend up to $130,000 to out­fit 11 of its build­ings with LED light­ing in­doors, a move ex­pected to save money over time.

At a meet­ing Tues­day, the Com­mon Coun­cil unan­i­mously adopted a res­o­lu­tion to trans­fer $130,000 from the city’s fund bal­ance to pay for the en­ergy-ef­fi­ciency project. The project with Cen­tral Hud­son Gas & Elec­tric Corp. would re­place in­door light­ing with new, en­ergy-ef­fi­cient LED bulbs.

There was no pub­lic dis­cus­sion among al­der­men be­fore the vote.

Mayor Steve No­ble said in a memo to al­der­men that the an­nual sav­ings at to­day’s elec­tric rates would be $50,551.44 per year.

Julie No­ble, the city’s en­vi­ron­men­tal ed­u­ca­tion and sus­tain­abil­ity co­or­di­na­tor, who is also the mayor’s wife, told al­der­men at a pre­vi­ous meet­ing that the pay­back on the project would be 2 ½ years. She said the retrofits would be done in a twoto three-month pe­riod af­ter the fund­ing for the project is ap­proved. Julie No­ble also said this project would be a one-for-one, in-kind re­place­ment of the ex­ist­ing bulbs with LEDs.

The build­ings that will be retrofitted through the project in­clude the Everette Hodge Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, the Kingston Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, the trans­fer sta­tion, city court, the city po­lice depart­ment, the waste­water treat­ment plant and the Depart­ment of Pub­lic Works build­ings, as well as some fire sta­tion build­ings.

The lights at City Hall are be­ing retrofitted as part of a sep­a­rate en­ergy-ef­fi­ciency project, Julie No­ble said.

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