Sep 11, 2009 12:38 PM by Bea Karnes

Colorado Springs receives $3.6 million grant

Colorado Springs has been awarded a $3.6 million federal grant to perform energy audits and building retrofits in the residential and commercial sector; to develop and implement advanced building codes and inspections; and to create financial incentive programs for energy efficiency improvements.

The money is from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and was jointly announced Friday by U.S. senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall.

"This grant is going to create jobs while helping the taxpayers of Colorado Springs save money by spending less on heat and electricity," Sen. Udall said. "It's a great example of how, through the Recovery Act, we are boosting Colorado's economy and helping build a strong clean-energy industry at the same time."

"Improving efficiency in city buildings is an easy, common sense way to reduce energy costs. This funding will help Colorado Springs save some money and put people to work in the process," Sen. Bennet said.

The city has not announced exactly how the money will be spent.




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