Olmsted Falls making use of NOPEC grant for new Town Hall HVAC device and coated bridge LED lighting

OLMSTED FALLS, Ohio — Just as spring typically finds inhabitants endeavor residence improvement tasks, Olmsted Falls is setting up to use money from its recently awarded $25,000 Northeast Ohio Community Power Council neighborhood grant to spruce up the metropolis.

“NOPEC gives you the cash to use towards electricity-conserving tasks,” Service Director Joe Borczuch claimed. “We’re likely to use it for a person of the rooftop HVAC units that just failed on us so we can get a new power-effective unit on leading of Metropolis Hall. We have numerous rooftop units right here.

“The existing unit is about 20 decades previous, which is 5 to 7 yrs earlier its daily life expectancy. It unsuccessful on us about two months in the past, influencing the west end of the making on various flooring.”

The services director estimated that the new HVAC device, which he hopes to have mounted future month, is in the $13,000 vary.

The remaining NOPEC grant cash will go toward new LED lighting at the included bridge space.

“This is just shifting out some of the fixtures and the wiring,” Borczuch claimed. “There’s been some concerns there with corrosion and stuff like that. There’s some updating that has to materialize to make it all electrical power productive. It is replacing current (poles, infrastructure).

“It all relies upon on the charge from the seller, but I determine we’ll use the relaxation of the cash for probably 12 to 18 lights that will close up receiving transformed out, with additional than 150 toes of new wiring.”

The expectation is that the new LED lighting will be mounted this spring.

The NOPEC grant is for vitality effectiveness and/or electricity infrastructure assignments in the local community. Specially, the cash can be used on initiatives similar to solar strength, lighting and electricity-efficient doors, home windows and roof advancements.

More than the past numerous decades, Borczuch claimed Olmsted Falls has employed its NOPEC funding to change exterior doors — with added electricity efficiency — at Metropolis Corridor, the law enforcement station and the firehouse.

“We recognize the grant cash from NOPEC,” Mayor James Graven reported. “It will save the metropolis cash on these essential jobs.”

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