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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate revitalization of The Newton Lower Falls Community Center

Location :Lower Falls Community Center  
Date :08-Jan-2013   Tuesday  
Time : 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Type:  Community 

 

 

 

Representative Kay Khan

Mayor Setti Warren

Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Richard Sullivan 

 

Invite you to a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate

The eco-friendly revitalization of:

The Newton Lower Falls Community Center

 

Due to the tremendous effort and support from state and local officials, the Community Center’s deep energy retrofit project is and promises to be a tremendous success.  Thanks to Rep. Kay Khan who took the initiative in 2008 to request $500,000 in a Capital Bond Bill for the Community Center repairs, which was voted approved by the legislature and later funded by Governor Patrick. Thanks also to the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Green Communities Grant of $179,500 facilitated in part by Alderman Deborah Crossley; and thanks to Mayor Setti Warren, and his administration for $140,000 accrued in the energy rebate portion of the capital stabilization fund passed by the entire Board of Aldermen, the project was completed August 2012. 

 

This is the most used community center in the City. The benefits are clear: energy savings in excess of 70% per year, even greater cost reduction in its operations and maintenance, and a significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from this building is expected over the coming years. In addition, the new techniques in building energy retrofits will be important to Newton’s future capital improvements. 

 

The three phases of the project included:

·         A new super insulated roof with sun tunnels for interior day lighting.

·         Replacement of original, failing, oil fired boiler and steam system with new 96% efficient gas fired condensing boilers.

·         Replacement of original leaking, single pane windows with triple pane fiberglass windows; and insulation and sealing of the building walls from the soffit down to foundation below grade.

 

 

When:  Tuesday, January 8th, 9:00 a.m.

Where: Lower Falls Community Center

     545 Grove Street, Newton

 

A tour and refreshments will follow remarks and ribbon cutting.