New, energy efficient door hinges at Fire Station 1 will help save the City over $800/year in heating and cooling costs. The hinge spring pushes the door into the weather stripping, creating a better seal than ordinary garage door hinges & track wheels.
“Something as seemingly insignificant as a hinge can often be overlooked, but the energy savings we’ll see will not only pay for the hinges in two years, but save us money for years to come,” Mayor Wiza said.
“We’ve already implemented several of these small projects to help save the city money. It all adds up. We’re looking at the bigger projects, too, and it all means savings. We’re hoping to get someone on board who is more of an expert in sustainability to review all of the City functions, facilities, and equipment, and suggest improvements to reduce our overall expenses, very similar to what we all do in our own homes,” said Mayor Wiza.
The hinges were purchased from Green Hinge Systems and cost about $15 each. Eight doors at Fire Station 1 were upgraded with a total of 88 hinges. After Incentives and rebates, the cost to the City is just over $1,000.
The City is hoping to have all of the municipal overhead doors upgraded soon.