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City Counts Energy Savings With Infrastructure Upgrades


The city of Springfield, Massachusetts is making energy improvements in schools and municipal buildings

   The city has borrowed $10 million to pay for energy upgrades at 13 buildings.  Springfield Executive Director of Parks, Buildings and Recreation Management Pat Sullivan, said the projects will save the city $1 million annually on its energy bills.

   " We  are doing new boilers, energy management systems, hot water systems throughout these 13 buildings," said Sullivan.

    Long term the city looks to save $20-$30 million annually over the next twenty years by making energy improvements to all schools, libraries, fire houses, and other municipally-owned buildings

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.