Monthly Archives: November 2010

Joint Municipal Sustainability Services Grant Awarded

For Immediate Release November 2, 2010 Press Release

Consortium team awards joint municipal sustainability services contract for $279,000

[Croton-on-Hudson, November 2, 2010] Led by Croton-on-Hudson, the Northern Westchester Energy Action Consortium’s project team for joint municipal sustainability services has awarded the contract for $279,800 to the vendor team of Ecology and Environment, Inc. and Blue Springs Energy, LLC.

The seven municipalities who will receive assistance with greenhouse gas inventories and climate action plans under a federally funded NYSERDA/ARRA grant include Bedford, Cortlandt, Croton-on-Hudson, North Salem, Peekskill, Pound Ridge, and Somers.

The funding for this work derives from a grant awarded to the Consortium under the competitive federal Energy Efficiency Community Block Grant program administered by the New York State Energy Research Development Authority, under its RFP10 program for Energy Management Personnel. Several individual Westchester municipalities landed grant assistance under this program. But this Croton-led grant is the largest joint effort in which diverse communities share the costs and benefits of pooling resources to identify and work with a vendor team to provide a similar scope of work. The seven municipalities have a combined population of 121, 000, representing over half of the entire consortium’s residents.

This work will establish baselines for current energy-related consumption patterns in each community and use those facts to tailor specific recommendations for each community on ways to reduce future energy-related expenses. The work will be completed by December 2011.

The team identified several key factors that rose in importance throughout the four-month selection process. … Read entire press release.