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Posted on: July 16, 2014

[ARCHIVED] The Town of Amherst Receives $165,539 in Green Communities Funding!

It was announced at an event held at the Ashland, MA Town Hall on Monday, July 14th that the Patrick Administration granted a grand total of close to eight million dollars to Green Communities throughout Massachusetts. The Town of Amherst was awarded $165,539 for four projects.

“We are pleased to receive this funding,” said Town Manager, John Musante. “The projects being funded have been proposed since a 2008 Energy Assessment done by Bowman Engineering. These projects are projected to yield the Town almost 2% in overall annual energy savings.” Mr. Musante went on to thank Governor Patrick, his administration and state legislators for their support and leadership on this effort.

The four projects being funded are $56,031 for demand control ventilation at the Town Hall; $23,977 for demand control ventilation at the North Fire Station (located on East Pleasant Street); $20,558 for Apparatus Room infrared heating conversion at the North Fire Station and $64,973 for wall insulation at the North Fire Station.

The Town’s Facilities Director, Ron Bohonowicz will oversee the projects and worked closely with the Town’s Sustainability Coordinator, Stephanie Ciccarello on the grant application. All projects are slated to be completed by December, 2015.

For more information contact Stephanie Ciccarello, Sustainability Coordinator at (413) 259-3149 or via e-mail at

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