Business View Magazine | June 2019

376 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE JUNE 2019 all our municipal properties and we’re starting to upgrade that system. We’re also working with Mass Save (a Massachusetts energy and utilities collaborative) and energy audit companies to get them out to our residential and commercial owners to look at energy savings. We’ve just applied for funding to install our first four EV charging stations to put at key points in the city; also, putting additional solar on municipal buildings. Our high school has solar on it, as will our new school, and expanding that solar opportunity to other municipal buildings is a big focus. Between the solar field on our landfill and the new school, savings have been substantial. “We are actively pursuing public infrastructure money, looking at the Municipal Vulnerability Project. We’re in the middle of a feasibility and prioritization project, then we’ll go after a larger grant in the next year, looking at storm water and wastewater management projects that we must get done. We’re thinking forward. "Lessening that carbon imprint by municipal PREFERRED VENDOR n Easthampton Machine and Tool Inc. buildings and having a very large commitment to the environment, as well as green initiatives and working with developers around employing those principles when they’re building out, are all things we’re very proud of in Easthampton. And there’s much more to come.”