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Town Street Lighting Campaigns

Street lighting is one of a town’s more expensive utility bills. Most cities and towns currently use old, inefficient light fixtures with drop-down lens fixtures that spill and waste light to the sides and upward to the sky. Through a community-wide streetlight initiative, towns can save money, reduce energy use, and cut down on night time light pollution. For more information contact SERG or download and review the comprehensive “Guide to Improving Efficiency in Municipal Street and Public Space Lighting” created by Efficiency Vermont.

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Implementing Solar for Your Town or School District - South Burlington's Guide to Municipal Solar

The South Burlington Energy Committee has been working with the City of South Burlington since 2012 to move their idea for a landfill-based solar project forward. Over the course of four years, a public/private partnership was developed with the Burlington-based Encore Renewable Energy to help develop the project. The Energy Committee and city also reached out to the South Burlington School District to extend the project benefits to local schools.

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The Better Connections Program

The Better Connections Program seeks to align state and local investments to increase transportation options, build resilience, and strengthen economic vitality in Vermont’s community centers, through an annual grant program administered by Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans), in partnership with the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD). Municipalities annually compete for approximately $200,000 in projects funds. A 10% local cash match is required. The program supports implementation-focused, municipal planning initiatives that: 1) Provide safe, multi-modal and resilient transportation systems that supports the Vermont economy 2) Support downtown and village economic development and revitalization efforts Lead directly to project implementation

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