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Sound Transit awarded $400,000 state grant for energy efficiency projects


Sound Transit has been awarded a $400,000 energy efficiency grant by the Washington State Department of Commerce.

The grant will be used for various projects, such as new lighting at the Federal Way, Auburn and Kent transit centers, Sound Transit officials said in a prepared statement.

The projects will help the agency save more than $80,000 a year in utility and operations costs, and leverage an additional $175,000 in utility rebates, they said.

Transit center improvements include replacing existing incandescent, fluorescent and high-intensity-discharge lighting fixtures with energy efficient, light-emitting-diode fixtures. In addition, the grant will pay for upgraded heating, cooling and plumbing systems at Union Station.

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