Pine Hill Community Center gets energy boost

Pine Hill – The Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation recently announced a $5,000 commitment to the Pine Hill Community Center to assist them in the completion of energy conservation measures as suggested by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
Funds will be used for a number of projects designed to reduce energy costs within the Community Center facility, including the replacement of lighting fixtures, installation of storm windows and doors and wall, roof and pipe insulation. According to the NYSERDA’s energy audit report of the center, these improvements could potentially save $23,000 over the next 10 years.
“The center should be commended for taking a proactive approach to reducing their long-term energy costs,” said Marjorie Rovereto, President & CEO of Ulster Savings Bank. “They will serve as a great example to others and we’re pleased that the foundation can assist them to meet the NYSERDA’s recommendations.”
The foundation, formed by Ulster Savings Bank in 2003, assists the local community in areas of housing, economic development, education, and health and human services.