The Board of Trustees recently received an update from the Sustainability Ad Hoc Committee. Thanks to their efforts, and in light of their presentation – it got us thinking about some of the Town’s renewable energy initiatives and sustainability programs.
Did you know:
Erie’s Landfill Gas to Energy Facility prevents the equivalent of 30,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide from reaching the atmosphere - the equivalent of planting 5,189 acres of trees or removing 5,218 cars off the road each year.
The Town’s Photovoltaic Solar Array produces approximately 127,421 kilowatt hours of electricity each year saving 260,958 pounds of CO2 emissions annually – the equivalent of planting 10,037 trees.
The Erie Community Center’s Thermal Solar Array saves approximately 60 tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year.
Water from our 1,000 Acre Foot Re-Use Reservoir is used in parks and Open Space reducing the Town’s dependency on potable water supplies.