City of Auburn officials announced Wednesday that the city was awarded a Clean Energy Community designation.
Auburn received the distinction from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority after completing four out of 10 NYSERDA-approved high impact action items. The classification allows the city to apply for a grant worth up to $50,000 to put toward installing a geothermal heating system in the Equal Rights Heritage Center.
“This is very exciting for Auburn to become a New York Clean Energy Community,” Mayor Michael Quill said in a statement. “This has been a city-wide effort and we have a hard-working team in our City that is working to make Auburn as energy efficient as possible I would like to thank the City Council for their support of these efforts, as well as, the Governor and NYSERDA for their support and encouragement throughout the process.”