State Awards Woburn $140K for Clean Energy Projects—the City’s 7th Significant Grant Since Earning ‘Green City’ Status

Mayor Scott Galvin is pleased to announce the City of Woburn has been awarded $139,684 from the Green Communities Division of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources to fund more local energy-saving improvements.

This 7th round of state funding will support ongoing energy-saving initiatives across the City, including air source heat pumps and LED lighting in municipal facilities including the Woburn Senior Center and the Joyce Middle School.

Mayor Galvin applauded the state program for supporting what he believes is the responsibility of every community to pursue energy efficiency measures, large renewable energy projects, and innovative methods that use less fossil fuel. Mayor Galvin led efforts to earn designation as a “Green Community” several years ago.

That designation has helped the City receive $1.6 million in grants from the DOER, funding a number of energy-efficiency projects that save taxpayers money while also producing new energy-related revenue streams for the City.

Mayor Galvin has worked with a range of City Departments, and for this round he extended special thanks to City Planner Dan Orr and DPW Assistant Superintendent Len Burnham, who worked hard to earn the highest dollar amount possible for Woburn.

Mayor Galvin also expressed his thanks to the Green Communities Division (GCD) for providing grants, technical assistance, and local support to help Woburn reduce energy use and costs by implementing clean energy projects in our buildings, facilities, and schools.