Municipal Building Energy Use
Municipal building energy consumption measures all of the energy used to heat, cool, and light the buildings owned and operated by the City government. The government’s effort to reduce energy use is a good example for the community.
We use million British Thermal Units (MMBTU) to add together energy use from different sources- electricity, natural gas, oil- which are measured in different ways such as kilowatt hours, therms, and gallons, respectively.
Nashua has recently completed an LED (light emitting diode) streetlight conversion. LED lights use up to 85% less than their traditional streetlight counterparts. As the project was just completed, we anticipate seeing a reduction in energy use from our streetlights within a year.
The increase in energy use between 2013 and 2015 is due to the installation of additional systems at the wastewater treatment plant and new facilities taken over by the City. The City will continue to look at ways to reduce energy use from these sources.
Nashua will be working with community stakeholders throughout 2018 to develop a comprehensive resilience initiative with the main purpose being to identify acute shocks and chronic stressors impacting our City, now and in the future. We encourage everyone in our community to take part.Full Article
For over a decade, Lyle Reed Brook, a tributary to the Nashua River had been listed as a water body with impaired water quality by the State of New Hampshire. After being tested again in 2016, Lyle Reed Brook is now delisted and found to be fully supporting of aquatic life for both dissolved oxygen and pH.Full Article
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