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    Lowell

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

Lowell Receives Recovery Act Funds for Energy Savings in Park and Historic District

DOE Grant
Grant presentation at Lawrence Mills Park
Phil Lupsiewicz/NPS

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News Release Date: April 28, 2010
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705

Senator John Kerry and Congresswoman Niki Tsongas announced that the City of Lowell received a $5 million grant from the Department of Energy’s Recovery Act Retrofit Ramp-Up program for the “The Carbon-Neutral Lowell National Park and Preservation District initiative.” The grant will support programs to increase energy efficiency in historic buildings around the downtown historic preservation district and Lowell National Historical Park. The application seeks to provide a model for pairing historic preservation with increased reductions in energy consumption.

Additional information available at:
• http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/vice-president-biden-kicks-five-days-earth-day-activities-with-announcement-major-n
• http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/news/news_detail.cfm/news_id=15959
• http://kerry.senate.gov/cfm/record.cfm?id=324010


Photo included.

Grant presentation at Lawrence Mills Park with (from left to right)
Superintendent Michael Creasey, Ass’t. City Manager Adam Baacke, City Manager Bernie Lynch, Senator John Kerry, Mayor James Milinazzo, Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, City Councilor Ed “Bud” Caulfield.

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