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Energy Efficiency Conservation Strategy


Implementation

The Energy Efficiency Conservation Strategy sets forth a vision and course of action for the community to embrace
energy efficiency and conservation measures that reduce the Village’s carbon footprint and result in healthy improved
lifestyles.

This plan is just the first step in a long range process which entails taking many actions necessary to
implement the ideas and the goals and objectives set forth in this document. Over the past four decades, the Village
of Arlington Heights has been very active in promoting and implementing green activities and initiatives and this plan
sets forth the roadmap to continue this endeavor. In order to implement this strategy, the Village of Arlington Heights
will need to take implementation actions in the following major categories:

Funding
The Village of Arlington Heights will identify, pursue, and submit funding for energy initiatives.


Policies, Codes and Legislation
The Village of Arlington Heights will support programs that require or provide incentives for energy efficiency
and will evaluate potential modifications to ordinances and codes that promote the goals and objectives
outlined in this plan.


Promote and Educate
The Village of Arlington Heights will promote and educate the community to take action around climate
change and work with local businesses, residents, non-profit groups and other stakeholders to ensure
a greater understanding of the importance of climate change.


Monitor and Evaluate

In order to fully implement the various components of the Energy Efficiency Conservation Plan, the Village
of Arlington Heights will prepare annual progress reports and will monitor the efforts, successes and
accomplishment of the plan.

Questions contact Planning & Community Development Department at 847-368-5200.


Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant (EECBG)

As part of the American Recovery Reinvestment Act, the Energy Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program was developed.  Under the EECBG Program, the Village received a grant allocation in the amount of $714,100.

Budgeted EECBG Graphic

Activities and Budget

Implementation and Administration of EECS - $88,378
The intent of this project is to provide funding as needed to implement the Energy Efficiency Conservation Strategy (EECS) and to provide for administrative costs to manage the EECBG Program.
  • Addresses the Goals & Objectives of: Transportation & Land Use, Energy Efficiency & Buildings, Renewable Energy Resources, Waste Reduction & Recycling, Forestry & Beautification, Policy & Research, and Education,Promotion, & Public Relations.

Lighting:

North Side Deco Lights - $ 46,200
The intent of this project is to replace decorative low-mast street lights with high efficiency LED
lighting. It is expected that this project will reduce the Village's electrical consumption and that it will free up additional power
for other consumers on the electrical grid.
  • Addresses the Goals & Objectives of: Energy Efficiency & Buildings and Policy and Research

South Side Deco Lights - $ 115,500
The intent of this project is to replace decorative low-mast street lights with high efficiency LED
lighting. It is expected that this project will reduce the Village's electrical consumption and that it will free up additional power
for other consumers on the electrical grid.
  • Addresses the Goals & Objectives of: Energy Efficiency & Buildings and Policy and Research

Additional Downtown LED Lights - $74,800
The intent of this project is to replace decorative pedestrian and parking lot lighting.
  • Addresses the Goals & Objectives of: Energy Efficiency & Buildings and Policy and Research

Underground Garage - $52,635
The intent of this program is to replace the lighting in the Underground Evergreen Garage with energy efficient lighting.
  • Addresses the Goals & Objectives of: Energy Efficiency & Buildings and Policy and Research

Municipal Garage - $51,070

The intent of this program is to replace the lighting in the Municipal Garage with energy efficient lighting.
  • Addresses the Goals & Objectives of: Energy Efficiency & Buildings and Policy and Research

Fire Station #3 - $10,100

The intent of this project is to replace lighting in Fire Station #3 with energy efficient lighting.
  • Addresses the Goals & Objectives of: Energy Efficiency & Buildings and Policy and Research

Fire Station #4 - $11,000
The intent of this project is to replace lighting in Fire Station #4 with energy efficient lighting.
  • Addresses the Goals & Objectives of: Energy Efficiency & Buildings and Policy and Research

Vehicles:

Hybrid Vehicle Acquisition - $ 55,675
The intent of this project is to replace standard gasoline burning vehicles with more efficient
hybrid electric vehicles. It is expected that this project will reduce the Village's gasoline consumption, produce annual savings
and reduce the carbon footprint per vehicle.
  • Addresses the Goals & Objectives of: Transportation & Land Use

Bio-Diesel - $ 16,100
The intent of this project is to help offset the Village's cost in the use of 20% Bio-Diesel (B20) for its diesel fleet. It
is expected that our efforts in this area of energy management will help stimulate the economy through the increased
production of alternate renewable fuel sources. The use of bio-diesel is expected to reduce the carbon emissions of the fleet.
  • Addresses the Goals & Objectives of: Transportation & Land Use and Renewable Energy Resources

Energy Conservation:

Water System Energy Audit - $ 25,480
The intent of this project is to secure the services of a qualified consultant to conduct an
energy audit of the Village's water pumping and distribution system. It is estimated that energy savings can be realized
through more efficient electrical energy use that will be outlined in the study recommendations for future implementation.
  • Addresses the Goals & Objectives of: Energy Efficiency & Buildings

PW LEED Analysis - $ 5,000
The intent of this project is to secure the services of a qualified consultant to conduct a LEED
Certification analysis of the Village's Public Works Building. It is expected that energy savings can be realized through more
efficient electrical energy use that will be outlined in the study recommendations for future implementation.
  • Addresses the Goals & Objectives of: Energy Efficiency & Buildings

Residential Energy Loans - $ 33,687
The intent of this project is to provide residential energy loans to homeowners. The purpose of
these loans would be to perform residential energy audits and to implement one or more of the recommended energy
efficiency improvements. This will be a sustainable revolving loan program.
  • Addresses the Goals & Objectives of: Energy Efficiency & Buildings and Education, Promotion & Public Relations

Small Business Energy Loans - $ 21,335
The intent of this project is to provide small business energy loans to businesses. The
purpose of these loans would be to perform small business energy audits and to implement one or more of the recommended
energy efficiency improvements. This will be a sustainable revolving loan program.
  • Addresses the Goals & Objectives of: Energy Efficiency & Buildings and Education, Promotion and Public Relations

Public Building Boiler - $17,500
The intent of this project is to replace an aging and inefficient Boiler in the former Teen Center building with a high energy efficient system.
  • Addresses the Goals & Objectives of: Energy Efficiency & Buildings

Transitional Housing and Group Home Retrofits - $89,640
The intent of this project is to make energy efficiency retrofits at transitional housing and group home residences in order to make housing units more energy efficient.
  • Addresses the Goals & Objectives of: Energy Efficiency & Buildings and Education, Promotion & Public Relations

Questions contact Planning & Community Development Department at 847-368-5200.
 

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