Monday, December 18, 2017 12:04 PM

CITY OF CHATTANOOGA RECEIVES $300,000 TO IMPLEMENT ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECTS IN NEIGHBORHOODS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH EPB AND GREEN|SPACES

The Southeast Sustainable Communities Fund (SSCF) is investing $1.5 million in six Southeastern communities with the City of Chattanooga receiving $300,000 to implement energy efficiency projects in local neighborhoods. In partnership with EPB and green|spaces, the city was selected from a pool of applicants across the South.

We will be focusing these funds in four Chattanooga neighborhoods ? Highland Park, East Lake, East Chattanooga, and Alton Park, where green|spaces and EPB have been doing terrific work for years, while taking steps to increase access to City-managed HOME grants like providing applications in Spanish, said Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke. This commitment from the Southeast Sustainable Communities Fund will allow residents in these areas to save up to 20 percent per month on their household energy costs.

The grant funds awarded to Chattanooga will cover work in 2018 and 2019, assisting with streamlining programs and processes to make current energy efficiency programs more accessible to those in need. Additionally, new programs from green|spaces like Build it Green (B.I.G.) will begin in January. Modeled on the SEEED program in Knoxville, B.I.G. will recruit youth from neighborhoods with high energy consumption rates and teach them basic energy efficiency and construction ...

News source: The Chattanoogan.com

See also: HBAGC