JCC awarded over $800,000 for greenhouse gas reduction efforts

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James City County has received over $800,000 in grant money for its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the area, according to the Daily Press.

James City’s Energy Efficiency Program received $498,625 from The Virginia Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant, being one of 39 programs statewide to receive funding. The county was awarded another $303,828 by the Climate Showcase Communities earlier this month. Of 450 localities that applied for the grant, James City was one of 26 awarded funding.

The funds will primarily be used to hire a “building energy conservation coordinator,” then to set up a self-sustaining fund to finance energy retrofits for buildings in the county, Stephanie Luton, the county’s purchasing director, said.

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