The Township recently completed a project that will reduce energy bills in summer and winter. The roof on the center portion of the building was old, not energy efficient and leaked in places. The Township applied to the State of Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and received grant money to pay for over 80% of the cost of a new roof.
After completing a bidding process, the Township installed a white roof which reflects heat in the summer. Additionally, they increased the R value of the insulation which will reduce heat loss in the winter. Finally the new roof eliminated damage from leaks.
Photograph below is after installation of new roof.
Photograph below showing close-up of old roof with membrane pulling loose and wall flashing failure, allowing moisture leaks.
Township Saves Energy on Lighting
All of us pay a price to consume energy. We pay to fuel our cars and to heat, cool and light our homes, schools and businesses. Palatine Township has taken steps to become more energy efficient and save money for the Township.
The Township recently completed two projects to retrofit the light fixtures in the office with bullbs and ballasts that use less energy while providing comparable light. Specifically, in the first project inefficient ballasts and T12 bulbs were replaced with high performance, energy efficient ballasts and T8 bulbs which use less energy and have a longer life.
This project was funded in part by a limited-time rebate from the State of Illinois through the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
This picture shows the work in progress to ensure the Township will save energy and reduce costs for years to come.
The second project was to replace all exit signs in the Township building. Each exit sign was retrofitted with special LED energy-efficient bulbs reducing Exit Sign energy consumption by 90%. This project was also funded in large part by a limited-time rebate from the State of Illinois through the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
Palatine Township working together with the Palatine Lions Club offered residents an opportunity to properly dispose of their unwanted electronic items on Saturday, October 29, 2011, Saturday, May 19, 2012 and Saturday September 22, 2012. The Township is committed to taking care of our planet and was happy to offer this free event to residents in response to a new law went into effect on January 1, 2012 that bans certain electronic items from being sent to a landfill.
Residents enthusiastically supported this event bringing electronic items they no longer wanted such as computers, monitors, TVs and batteries to the Township parking lot where volunteers loaded the items for disposal into semi-trailers.
The picture below shows Township volunteers and Lions Club members who sorted and filled three semi-trailers with electronic equipment. Click here to view the Certificate of Recycling.
Because of the overwhelming interest and support from the community Palatine Township was pleased to offer this event again on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event was in the Palatine Township parking lot located at 721 S. Quentin Road, Palatine.