The city of Lodi recently finished construction to make the Kofu Park’s Community Center more energy efficient.
The city used mostly federal stimulus funds to pay for the project, said Rob Lechner, manager of customer service and programs.
The improvements included a high-efficiency central heating and air conditioning system, energy-efficient lighting, dual-paned glass windows, attic insulation, a programmable thermostat and an EnergyStar refrigerator
The city spent $29,605, which included $20,000 in stimulus fund. The rest came from state-mandated public benefit money that the Lodi Electric Utility collects and uses for energy projects.
In total, Lodi received $586,000 in federal stimulus funding in 2009 for 10 city projects, including installing solar-powered trash cans, starting a low-income refrigerator replacement program and putting in energy-efficient Grape Bowl lights.
The Kofu Community Center is rented out for meetings and other activities. Anyone interested in using the building can contact the Lodi Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services at 333-6742.
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