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Advanced Structures and Composites Center Receives Energy Incentives

The University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center has received an incentive return from Efficiency Maine under the Maine Advanced Buildings program for energy-efficiency measures incorporated into the design and construction of the new facility last year at the center of the UMaine campus.

Advanced Structures Composites Center Director Habib Dagher and his staff will receive $36,909 in incentive payouts to offset the additional costs associated with the high performance building.

Efficiency Maine is an independent trust dedicated to promoting the efficient and cost-effective use of energy in order to save money for Maine residents and businesses, grow the economy and create jobs. It is primarily funded through the system benefit charge included in electricity rates, as well as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and various other funding sources.

Efficiency Maine’s Business Program offers cash incentives to reduce the upfront cost of projects that help you use electricity more efficiently, from new fluorescent lighting to HVAC to farm equipment. Eligible organizations may receive total incentives of up to $100,000 in a single calendar year in addition to the reduced operating expenses that energy-efficient equipment offers year after year.

Contact: Jessica Bloch, (207) 581-3777 or jessica.bloch@umit.maine.edu

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