Village Partners with Johnson Controls

The Village of Lindenhurst recently teamed up with Johnson Controls in a major Energy Savings Performance contract.  With goals that include sourcing project funding, addressing deferred maintenance, and setting the standard for efficiency, the Village will undergo a community-wide initiative for sustainability.  The $5.8 million agreement is guaranteed by Johnson Controls to generate $8.3 million in energy cost savings over 20 years, helping the Village achieve long-term budget neutrality.  The Village is financing the project through a low-interest loan from Sterling Bank, rather than bonding.

The Village will lease the equipment from Johnson Controls for 20 years before it takes ownership.  Since it is a lease program, it doesn’t count toward the Village’s debt load and won’t raise taxes.  The project will be paid over time through its guaranteed savings, empowering the Village to focus resources on community wellness and services.

The project, guaranteed to be completed within 14 months, encompasses 11 buildings across the Village, two parks, and the marina.  LED lighting will be installed within municipality facilities and in outdoor community spaces, generating $31,000 in lighting rebates.  To further maximize the energy efficiency effort, the Rainbow Center’s aged boiler will be replaced with a new high-efficiency boiler, and electric car charging stations will be installed at Village Hall.  For energy renewability, solar PV systems will be constructed on facility rooftops, as well as the rooftop of a new carport in the Village’s commuter rail parking lot.

Johnson Controls experts will also help the Village develop innovative waste oil heating practices, converting used truck oil into efficient energy for the community.

Lindenhurst is proud to be a leader in sustainability in the Long Island region, and are dedicated to providing a community that will continue to serve citizens for generations to come.