La Grange Park is Ranked #1 Nationally as an EPA Green Power Community
When considering Green Power Community Rankings Based on Percentage of Green Power, La Grange Park ranks #1 in the Nation. Leading local governments across the nation are partnering with EPA to become Green Power Communities (GPCs). GPCs are towns, villages, cities, counties, or tribal governments in which the local government, businesses, and residents collectively use green power in amounts that meet or exceed EPA's Green Power Community usage requirements.
Green Power Community Rankings
Since EPA tracks and reports the Green Power Communities collective green power use and green power percentage of total electricity use, it ranks GPCs according to these same two categories: total green power usage and percentage of green power used.
EPA will update its Green Power Community Rankings quarterly, along with its other Top Partner lists.
The Village of La Grange Park purchases energy for its water plant operations that is backed by 100% Green renewable energy certificates. Additionally, as part of the Village’s municipal electricity aggregation program (residential and small business), the energy used (the Village’s included) is backed by 100% Green renewable energy certificates. These two initiatives have qualified our Village as an EPA Green Power Community (GPC). When considering GPC Rankings Based on Percentage of Green Power, La Grange Park ranks #1 in the Nation. Please see the enclosed or go to: https://www.epa.gov/greenpower/green-power-communities.
Additionally, in 2017, the Village Board approved a Solar Panel Installation Rebate Program. The Village offers a rebate for solar panel installation for our residents and business owners. A rebate of 100% of building permit fees may be provided for installation of residential solar energy systems and 50% of building permit fees for installation of non-residential solar energy systems.
These initiatives combined with our recently completed Downspout Disconnection program (where storm water is treated onsite locally for water quality purposes – rather than at a waste water treatment plant), energy efficient lighting retrofits at Village Hall, and the various activities of the Sustainability Commission (including a Sustainability Plan that measures a reduction in our community’s carbon footprint) – all demonstrate the Village’s commitment to a clean energy future.