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Energy Efficiency Lighting for the Vestal Library

eco friendly lighting1/18/2011

Eastern Energy Solutions, Inc. will be providing energy efficient lighting to the Vestal Library

VESTAL — The Vestal Public Library will join the ranks of buildings going “green” this year.

The library is scheduled to have its lights replaced this year after the town board votes to approve a bid from Afton-based Eastern Energy Solutions. The board will likely approve the measure at its next meeting, scheduled for Jan. 12.

The new lighting system will replace each four-bulb florescent panel with two energy-efficient light bulbs placed in reflective panels. The new lighting will provide the same levels of lighting as before, Library Director Carol Boyce said.

“It’ll be the same, but it will be using lesser bulbs and greener ballasts,” she said.

The project is under the control of Town Engineer Gary Campo, who has been working for months to establish requirements and send out requests for bids. The choice of low-bidder Eastern Energy Solutions is a positive, said town Supervisor Pete Andreasen. A total of three bids were received by the town.

“He (Campo) is satisfied with it all around,” Andreasen said at Monday’s board work session.

Campo was not present at the meeting.

The project will save approximately $5,500 annually in energy costs. With a bid of $21,826, the project will have a four-year payback.

The lighting project will be paid for by a grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. The agency said it would provide up to $21,000 for the energy-saving project, meaning the town will not incur any additional expenses.

Eastern Energy Solutions has won awards from NYSERDA and worked on energy-saving projects in New York and throughout the Northeast, as well as for local companies, including National Pipe & Plastics and Manley’s Mighty Mart.

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  1. Website is looking pretty impressive, makes me want to buy a light. Hope you guys are still doing well. Good luck, Dan

    Kris put your shoes on and take a coffee break,your working to hard.

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