TAVARES –- The Lake County Board of County Commissioners is ending the GO GREEN GET GREEN rebate program effective today. The County has distributed all of the additional $150,000 funds made available to residents and small commercial businesses who installed certain approved ENERGY STAR products.
“This has been an incredibly successful program,” said Lori Barnes, Sustainability Planner for Lake County. “We are so pleased with the level of participation and believe this has been an important step toward increasing energy cost savings for Lake County residents and businesses while reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in Lake County.”
The Department of Energy awarded Lake County $2.8 million through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant. More than $825,000 of those funds were dedicated to the GO GREEN GET GREEN rebate program in July 2011 to increase energy efficiency and create local jobs in Lake County. Those funds were distributed by Sept. 2011. The County Commission allotted an additional $150,000 on Jan. 30, 2012 for the program due to the overwhelming participation of Lake County residents and small commercial business owners. The County successfully distributed all of the additional funds as of today.
For more information, visit www.GoGreen.LakecountyFl.gov, call (352) 343-9700 or e-mail GoGreen@LakeCountyFL.gov. Twitter users can follow Lake County @LakeCountyEECBG.