Program helps building owners save green to go green: Program can help make buildings energy-efficient
November 6, 2015
The Jewish Community Center wanted to update its 50-year-old building, which still functions with original energy-guzzling mechanical and electrical equipment. But the project’s multimillion-dollar price tag would leave less money available to serve the group’s core mission, said Joel Dinkin, executive vice president of the center.
Now, the 200,000-square-foot building on South Braeswood plans to be one of the first to take advantage of a new program in Houston designed to ease the way for a long-term loan to pay for energy-efficient heating and electrical systems, lighting and a new roof. The community center’s leaders believe it will reduce energy bills and free up money for the services it provides, from early childhood development, senior care and support for arts and culture.
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