Wilkinsburg Awarded State Grant for Energy Upgrades at Municipal Building


The Wilkinsburg Borough has been awarded a $141,750 state grant to install approximately 66 new windows in the municipal building.
“The borough is absolutely delighted with this funding award,” said Wilkinsburg Borough Manager Marla Marcinko. “The new windows will enhance the appearance of our historically-rich municipal building, save the borough money in energy costs and further demonstrate our commitment to sustainability.”.
Rep. Joseph Preston who announced the award said, “Seven years ago, when Wilkinsburg had just emerged from distressed city status, I met with Mayor John Thompson and Governor Rendell to learn how we could revitalize Wilkinsburg through infrastructure improvements.”
“Today, revitalizing Wilkinsburg is still a priority for local and state officials, including Sen. Jim Ferlo, and residents are also devoted to improving the community. This funding is important…because it will lead by example and hopefully spur similar improvements,” he said.
Preston said the grant was awarded through the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority. PEDA is an independent financing authority that was first established in 1982 to promote and provide financial assistance for the development and deployment of alternative and clean energy systems in Pennsylvania.

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