Port gets $250,000 for energy efficiency

The Port of Bremerton has received a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration to increase energy efficiency in its industrial-park buildings.
The grant falls in line with a plan the port has taken on to reduce energy consumption on port properties by 10 percent this year. The port, however, is lagging behind where it expected to be by now, according to a recent presentation by staff to port commissioners.
Cary Bozemancq, the port’s chief executive officer, said, “Many of the port’s buildings are old and in need of energy efficiency improvements.”
The new funds will be used for weatherization and improvements in lighting and mechanical systems in buildings at Olympic View Industrial and Business Parks. The port owns the buildings and leases them to businesses.
“These improvements should lower utility costs for our tenants who can benefit from the savings and hopefully reinvest the savings in the expansion of their businesses,” Bozeman said.
Work under the grant must be done in a year.

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