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Town of Townsend Secures a Large Energy Efficiency Rebate

Unitil partnered with town of Townsend to secure over $158,000 of energy efficiency grants from Massachusetts’ Department of Energy Resources through the Green Communities Act.

exterior parking lot and front of Townsend Meeting Hall and Public Library
Stat Grid Items
buildings receive energy efficiency upgrades
75K +
kWh annual electric usage reduction
7K +
therms annual natural gas usage reduction
energy efficiency incentive
official seal of the Town of Townsend, MA

It is important that we are proactive in reducing our energy usage, which not only benefits taxpayers but is good for the environment as well as improving the overall comfort of our facilities.

Ross Perry
Interim Town Manager for Townsend, Mass

Main project details

The grant will fund heating, cooling and electric efficiency improvements in the town hall, fire and police stations, highway department, library building and recreation center, cutting its annual electric usage by an estimated 75,038 kWh and natural gas by 7,138 therms.

Each building received a comprehensive energy audit to identify which of the following upgrades were needed: automatic energy controls, condensing water heater, EC motors on DHW circulation pumps, high efficiency condenser, kitchen hood controls, LED lighting upgrades and controls, refrigeration controls, VFD and weatherization.

The work is slated to begin in November of 2022.

exterior view of Townsend fire/ems building