Apple Tree YMCA Wins Energy Grant

Apple Tree YMCA Child Development Center on Chadam Lane in Muncie.Apple Tree YMCA Child Development Center on Chadam Lane in Muncie. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

INDIANAPOLIS, IN— The Indiana Office of Energy Development (OED) today announced the three winners of the Community Conservation Challenge (CCC) grants. The grantees will share more than $170,000 to help support their unique, Hoosier-based community energy conservation projects.

The CCC program offers financial assistance to non-residential entities for projects that reduce an organization’s energy consumption or generates energy from renewable sources. By diversifying energy sources and reducing energy consumption, grantees may reduce their exposure to fueling price shocks and improve their access to affordable, reliable energy.

Recipients of the 2016 CCC grants were:

YMCA of Muncie – $19,495

YMCA of Muncie’s project will include eliminating 1,079 electrical ballasts/ T-8 fluorescent tubes and replacing them with energy efficient non-ballasted LED tubes in all light fixtures at the Apple Tree YMCA. This will include educational components to educate the parents and families that YMCA serves on the importance of energy conservation and reducing their energy costs.

YMCA of Muncie will save 80,796 kWh of energy resulting in an estimated annual savings of $8,052.

Others receiving grants were Marion Utilities and the City of Shelbyville Water Resource Recovery Facility.

About the Indiana Office of Energy Development

OED coordinates energy initiatives with executive branch agencies, houses energy-related programs, and works to support a strong, comprehensive, coordinated energy plan for Indiana. The office also administers grant programs funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. These grants promote the use of alternative power and fuels, energy efficiency and public education on energy issues in Indiana.