Energy Efficient Upgrades Making a Difference
The grant from The McConnell Fund at the Shasta Regional Community Foundation allowed us to tackle the gymnasium lighting upgrade and then apply funds left over towards replacing antiquated lighting fixtures throughout the rest of the facility.
In 2014 thus far, we have seen a 22% decrease in energy usage and an estimated savings of just over $2,400, based on the lighting upgrades. In addition to decreased costs, the Y member and program participant experience has been greatly enhanced with better lighting in the most used aspect of our facility.
"As stewards of both the YMCA and the environment in general, it is due diligence to address inefficient energy projects in older / antiquated facilities. Not only does it save money within the budget, but it allows us to shift funds to help with mission specific work like youth financial scholarships as opposed to spending that money on the facility maintenance and repair costs associated with paying the high energy bills." - Siskiyou Family YMCA CEO, Scott Eastman
Related Fund: Siskiyou Family YMCA Endowment