1. Chicopee receives $185,000 for using environment friendly building practices

    Chicopee receives $185,000 for using environment friendly building practices

    By constructing the new senior center with passive solar energy, the most efficient lighting and plenty of insulation, the city received a check for $185,280 from Chicopee Electric Light.  The contribution, which is being granted through rebates, will count toward the $2 million the Friends of the Chicopee Senior Center has promised to raise toward construction of the building. It was announced during a gathering with the building commission and officials from the state Department of Energy Resources.

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