Tyndall’s bright idea will switch lighting, save moneyTYNDALL — The City of Tyndall received a grant in June to update lighting in its fire and ambulance hall, and the community auditorium.
By: Anna Jauhola, The Daily Republic
TYNDALL — The City of Tyndall received a grant in June to update lighting in its fire and ambulance hall, and the community auditorium.
Both buildings are fairly new, having been built in early 2000 and 1995, respectively. However, the fluorescent lighting is costing the city too much money, according to Linda Pesek, the city finance officer.
The $3,000 grant the city received from the Heartland Consumer Power District will cover approximately half the costs of both projects, Pesek said. The total cost of both projects is estimated to be $6,225.
The city has received grants before through Heartland’s Power Forward energy efficiency program to upgrade lighting in its city office and city shop.
“We really like the lighting it puts out in our office,” Pesek said. “It’s clearer and brighter lighting, a more natural lighting.”
The Power Forward program started in 2009 and has made significant investments in communities it serves, according to Heartland’s website.
Power Forward grants are also available for homeowners.
The city will likely begin upgrades to its lighting in the fall, she added.
The lighting won’t save the city too much money on the electric bill at the auditorium, but the lights are on all the time in the fire and ambulance hall.
“There, we’ll see a significant savings,” Pesek said.