Duluth gets $500,000 EPA energy-efficiency grant

The city of Duluth has been awarded $500,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency for a three-year energy efficiency program designed for residential homes.

The program, called Cold Climate Community Solutions, will retrofit old housing and implement other energy-efficient measures. Workshops and energy audits are also part of the program.

The Duluth project is part of the $20 million Climate Showcase Community grants program from the EPA and is the only grant awarded in Minnesota. The efficiency measures are expected to save nearly $700,000 annually in energy costs once implemented, according to the proposal.

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