The Town of Clarksburg applied for and was awarded "GREEN COMMUNITY DESIGNATION" IN February 2017.
The Town received a $141,560 grant for the first of 5 awards toward becoming energy efficient, and reducing our energy consumption by 20% over a five year period. Projects currently underway include:
- Replacing an Elementary School Boiler with a new, modern energy efficient model.
- Retrofitting and replacing lighting at Town Hall with L.E.D. lighting to reduce electrical usage.
- Increase levels of insulation at Town Hall to reduce our heating oil consumption.
- Retrofitting/Replacing Streetlights throughout Town with L.E.D. lights. The Town will receive, upon completion $9,000 one time payment from National Grid, and is projected to reduce our electrical costs approximately $600 annually. Additionally, this effort will reduce our Streetlight-related Carbon Footprint by 56%!
Town-wide participation in the Berkshire Municipal Electrical Aggregation
In tandem with 9 other Towns and the City of North Adams, whereby we work together and bid our aggregate electricity purchases and bid them out. We currently have a 4 year contract which is 100% green energy, and priced at 10.7cents per Kwh until November 2021. This is done through Colonial Power Group. To opt in, or opt out you can call Colonial Power at : 1-(800)830-2944 or online at:
We have replaced the Entry Door at the rear of Town Hall
It was very old and leaky. It is noticeably warmer in Town Hall as a result. We hope to replace two Entry Doors in the front of Town Hall when money is available to do so.