State energy efficiency grant of $1M awarded to The Jackson Laboratory

Date: January 8, 2010
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Bar Harbor, Maine -- The Jackson Laboratory has received a $1 million grant from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, an East Coast greenhouse cap-and-trade program, to help pay for an energy-efficient heating conversion. As reported in the Bangor Daily News, the Laboratory plans to replace its oil-burning heating system with biomass burners, a $4.4 million project.

The Jackson Laboratory, a nonprofit biomedical research institution and one of Maine's largest employers, has received the Northeast Efficiency Partnership Award and is recognized as a regional energy conservation leader.

Read about green initiatives at The Jackson Laboratory

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