OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|| Oct. 19, 2011
|| Autumn Salamack
Kitsap County Resource Conservation Manager Kitsap
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
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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