Tribal Peoples Get Energy Audit

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians recently got advice from a sustainability consultant on ways the tribe could cut their energy use be more sustainable.

Erin Evans, a Climate Corps Fellows with the Environmental Defense Fund, is performing energy audits on tribal buildings:

Scott McKie B.P. talked with Evans about the outcome:

"At the end of these audits, recommendations are given on how to help improve the energy consumption and what the payback period for making these improvements would be as well as the overall energy and monetary savings that can achieved," said Evans. "These include anything from lighting upgrades, adding light sensors to rooms to ensure lights are turned off when unoccupied, and it also works with the HVAC units to put them on a timer and reduce the amount of energy and electricity expenses at these buildings."

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