$220,465 grant to fund energy-saving upgrades.


NORTH BROOKFIELD - The town will be frugal when spending a $220,465 state grant dedicated to energy efficiency upgrades to town buildings, Selectman James J. Foyle said last night.

The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs pre-approved the town's grant, with the funds earmarked for "a variety of upgrades such as the insulation of heating systems and motor efficiency upgrades at the water treatment plant, senior center, raw water pumping station and North Brookfield Junior-Senior High School," according to a press release.

The grants were funded with revenue from the auction of carbon emissions permits under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a first-in-the-nation multistate effort to cap and reduce power plant pollution that causes global warming, the release states.

Mr. Foyle said he was pleased with the award.

"I want to be sure we use it wisely, to...

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