The Town of Huntington is about to shed new light in areas across the town. The town board recently approved appropriating money from the Environmental Open Space and Park Improvement Fund for some green projects that will reduce energy consumption.
The town approved replacing high-pressure sodium fixtures at the Huntington train station's south parking garage with 520 induction lights. Town officials said 130-watt fixtures will be replaced with 40-watt fixtures but will provide the same amount of light.
LIPA rebates are available that will reduce potential project cost by $50,960, town officials said. On the recommendation of the town Environmental Open Space & Park Fund Review Advisory Committee, the town board approved taking $114,400 from the Environmental Open Space and Park Improvement Fund for the project.
The board also approved replacing 135 metal halide and old T-12 fluorescent fixtures at Town Hall, the HART Bus Facility, the Pulaski Maintenance Facility and the Boxer Court Maintenance Facility with LED lights. LIPA rebates are also available for this project that would reduce potential project cost by $42,040. The town board approved taking $10,300 from the Environmental Open Space and Park Improvement Fund.
“They’ll pay for themselves by the savings in energy consumption,” town board member Mark Cuthbertson, who sponsored the resolution, said. “These projects are a part of an overall sustainability vision for the town.”
Both projects are supported by the Huntington Renewable Energy Task Force.