Tucson Receives Government Grant to Promote Sustainability
The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is a residential community located near The Ritz-Carlton golf club in Tucson, Arizona. There has been a recent increase in inquiries about this luxury Dove Mountain real estate as a result of the news regarding a government energy-related grant given to the City of Tucson.
According to the City of Tucson Conservation and Sustainable Development department, Tucson will be granted $5.1 million by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under its Energy and Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG). These funds, which can be used throughout the entire Tucson community, will be put towards projects and programs that utilize the most up-to-date energy technologies.
The money from the grant will fund energy efficiency home retrofits. This process will help save energy within Tucson homes. Next, money will be utilized for transportation efficiency programs. Once in effect, these programs will reduce pollution emitted by cars, also resulting in improved public health.
Additionally, part of the $5.1 million will go towards financial incentive programs for individuals who partake in energy-saving solutions. Not only will these individuals receive financial incentives, (photo by Chrishna) but also the tactics they utilize will lower their energy bills as a result.
Finally, the City will use the grant’s resources to enhance public education programs on energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction. This will help to create jobs as well as educate youth on how to live an environmentally-friendly lifestyle.
The grant signifies a great opportunity to help home-owners and businesses save money. It will also promote local government involvement with other energy efficiency resources.
Tucson’s local neighborhoods will be strengthened as a result of the grant and its funded programs. These programs, once implemented, will help the City of Tucson become a more sustainable community.
The City is currently developing a detailed strategy that will lay out how the grant money will be utilized. Project work can begin as soon as the strategy is approved by the DOE, the Mayor and the Council. Further information on City activities under the new grant program will be available on the OCSD web site at www.tucsonaz.gov/ocsd.
The Residences at Dove Mountain offer exclusive home sites for families to design the luxury custom home of their dreams. Alternatively, select from a variety of floor plans which can be customized, incorporating sustainable techniques, according to each family’s particular wants and desires. For more information, visit www.theresidencesdovemountain.com.