Greenfield local business adopts energy efficiency program

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Greenfield is working on another way to be greener this time it’s cutting kilowatt hours. 22News visited a Greenfield small business who recently signed up for an energy efficiency program.

Western Mass Electric Company launched its Main Street Energy Efficiency pilot program. So far, more than three dozen local businesses have signed up.

One of the businesses participating is Brad’s Place. The program will replace lighting, sensors and water saving devices in participating businesses to help them cut costs.

The owner told 22News a program like this is needed for his line of work.

“Better lighting of course and to save energy anywhere we can. In this business we use a lot of energy using machines. So any nickel or dime you can save right now,” said owner Dan Devine.

“Whatever businesses involved in this they have less expense on their utility bill. So the less expense on the utility bill allows the business to invest more in their company,” said Greenfield Mayor Bill Martin.

42 small businesses in Greenfield have signed up to participate in the energy efficiency program. The program made its debut last year in Easthampton.

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