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Lawrence, Kansas set to spend $11.4 million on energy efficiency, other sustainability projects

By Robert Valverde, Lawrence Journal World

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The City of Lawrence is preparing to make millions of dollars worth of facility
upgrades — including solar panels, LED lights and smart thermostats — in order to make its operations more energy-efficient. “The savings each year would be the same as taking over 750 cars off the road and planting over 3,000 tress, in terms of an environmental benefit,” said Eileen Horn, sustainability coordinator for Lawrence and Douglas County. Continue reading.

Photo: A computer rendering shows solar panels on the roof of Fire Station Number 5, 1911 Steward Avenue in Lawrence, Kansas. About $11.4 million of sustainability projects have been added to the city’s capital improvement plan for 2017.

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