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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: Oct. 19, 2011
Contact: Autumn Salamack
Kitsap County Resource Conservation Manager Kitsap
360.337.5670 or  
No: 2011-081

Free Energy Assessments for
Kitsap County Food Chain Members

(Port Orchard, WA) - The Board of Kitsap County Commissioners is pleased to offer free energy assessments for members of the local food chain system. Kitsap County-based members of the food chain system including farmers, processors, distributors, commercial kitchens, food banks, and composting facilities – can submit applications to receive a free energy assessment now through October 24, 2011.

Kitsap County has contracted with trained staff from EnSave to review existing operations, equipment and energy bills and suggest specific cost-effective, energy efficient improvements to reduce operational costs and enhance the efficiency of any planned expansions. Typical recommendations include upgrading appliances, switching to energy efficient light fixtures and adding insulation to buildings, well heads and water heaters.

Applicants will learn about incentives to help pay for the recommended upgrades, including rebates from local utility companies and grant funding. Kitsap County will offer a one-time grant round in the Spring of 2012 which could cover up to 80 percent of the cost of recommended energy upgrades identified during the assessment.

To download an application form, please visit

Kitsap County is using federal stimulus funds to support the Kitsap Food Chain program in an effort to reduce energy demand, create green jobs, and increase the implementation of energy efficient measures in county homes and businesses. Kitsap County was awarded $2.229 million in Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Energy in December 2009. EECBG program funding was appropriated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.

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Last Updated: 
May 27, 2014