City is finalizing energy savings plan

By Charles Sercombe

Hamtramck is gearing up to save some big bucks in energy costs.

Several months ago, it was announced that Hamtramck, along with several other cities involved in the Cities of Promise program, was awarded $460,000 to make energy upgrades.

The money was funneled through the state thanks to the Obama stimulus project to boost local economies.

Hamtramck’s Public Works Director Martin Ladd said energy improvements will be made to City Hall, the fire station and the library.

“We’re going green,” Ladd said.

Just what that includes is being reviewed by an engineering firm.
Ladd said it will likely be simple things like changing over from fluorescent lights to more energy efficient lights and possibly installing new furnaces.

He said work should begin this winter.

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