The City of Baldwin Park was commended on Wednesday night for its energy efficiency.
The City Council was awarded $22,235.96 by representatives of the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments and Southern California Edison for its installation of an energy- and cost-saving air circulation system.
The system—installed in City Hall in 2010—has saved Baldwin Park 137,000 kilowatt hours and $20,640 in annual cost, said Mary Ann Lutz, mayor of Monrovia and a vice president of the SGVCOG.
“It is a smart investment for your city. It is something that your residents can look to and start taking some of these actions in their own home,” said Lutz, congratulating City Hall staff. “It is only through this kind of commitment and collaboration that we can reach our goals of sustainable communities and saving our citizens money at the same time.”