BRAWLEY — With the promise of reducing energy consumption, this city has launched an energy-conservation program to refurbish the lighting systems in several of its buildings.
The Police Department, Fire Department, senior center, Lions Center and City Hall will all have lighting systems replaced with new "energy-efficient" systems.
Additionally, new air-conditioning systems will be installed in both the police and fire departments.
"This is good for ecology," said Mayor Wayne Johnson. "It's a win-win situation for everybody."
In what City Manager Jerry Santillan called a "proactive approach," the city has contracted Anaheim-based Invensys Building Systems to oversee the city's plan.
The energy conservation will equal the sparing of 60 tons of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere, roughly equal to the planting of 40 trees per year, said Ashu Jain, sales manager for Invensys.