On Friday, September 4th, the City of Malden was notified by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Green Communities Division of a grant award in the amount of $165,365. As a designated Green Community, Malden qualified for this competitive grant that is focused on helping municipalities reduce energy use and costs by implementing clean energy projects in municipal buildings, facilities, and schools.
The grant was written by Public Facilities Director Eric Rubin with the support of the Committee on Energy Efficiency and will fund the following projects:
- $84,585 for Forestdale School boiler replacement;
- $72,000 for Beebe School boiler replacement; and
- $8,780 for weatherization at the Early Learning Center.
Last year, $250,000 in funds were awarded to fund energy conservation measures and boiler replacements in the Early Learning Center, Ferryway School, and Linden STEAM Academy.
DOER works to develop and implement policies and programs aimed at ensuring the adequacy, security, diversity, and cost-effectiveness of the Commonwealth’s energy supply to create a clean, affordable, and resilient energy future. The Green Communities Division serves all 351 Massachusetts cities and towns helping them find clean energy solutions that reduce long-term energy costs by providing technical assistance and financial support for municipal initiatives.