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total potential incentives/rebates $37,130

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ENERGY $7100
TRANSPORTATION Car Dealers $7500
ENERGY Appliances & Repair $840
ENERGY Water Heater $3750
ENERGY Plumbing $840
TRANSPORTATION Electrician $7100

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State College

State College, PA, known as the quintessential college town, is home to Penn State University. With a vibrant community and a population of about 42,000, it thrives on education, sports, and culture. Renowned for its Nittany Lions football team, State College boasts excellent academics and research facilities. The town enjoys a bustling downtown area with numerous shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Locally celebrated events include the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts and Blue-White Weekend. State College offers numerous parks and trails, making it a haven for outdoor enthusiasts year-round. Despite its small size, the city has a significant impact, contributing greatly to higher education and collegiate sports in the U.S.

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State College, PA, has demonstrated a commitment to improving energy efficiency through various initiatives. A significant portion of the town’s electricity is generated from renewable sources, with solar energy being notably encouraged through local subsidies and programs. The State College Solar Co-op, for instance, allows residents to pool their purchasing power to get a discount on solar panels. The recent completion of a large solar farm has also increased the renewable energy portfolio. Efficient LED street lighting has been installed throughout the borough to reduce energy consumption. The State College Borough has an active Climate Action Plan, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly. Energy audits and retrofit programs for residential and commercial buildings are becoming increasingly popular, often supported by local government incentives. The university campus, a central part of the town, is a leader in energy efficiency, with multiple LEED-certified buildings and a district energy system that serves as a model for efficient energy use.

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Water conservation and quality are priorities in State College, where the State College Borough Water Authority (SCBWA) is responsible for providing clean and reliable drinking water. The SCBWA's continuous investment in infrastructure ensures the maintenance of its vast network of pipes and treatment facilities. The Authority has implemented advanced metering infrastructure to detect leaks and monitor water use efficiently. Residents are urged to conserve water through various educational programs, and the use of rain barrels is promoted to reduce stormwater runoff. The local government has established ordinances for water-efficient landscaping, and there are incentives in place for the installation of low-flow fixtures in homes and businesses. The University’s sustainability plan includes significant water conservation measures, such as water recycling and the use of native plants in landscaping to reduce irrigation needs.

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Transportation in State College is geared towards sustainability, with a variety of options available to reduce the dependency on personal vehicles. The Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) provides extensive bus services throughout the borough and to neighboring communities, with a fleet that includes hybrid and natural gas-powered buses to lower emissions. The 'CATABUS' service offers reduced fares for students and incentives for regular commuters, as well as real-time tracking apps. The borough encourages biking with the installation of bike lanes, racks, and a bike-sharing program to enhance the town's cycle-friendly status. Car-sharing programs and electric vehicle charging stations are increasingly common. Pedestrian-friendly initiatives have improved the walkability of the downtown area, and there is ongoing support for the development of additional multi-use trails. Efforts are being made to integrate transportation planning with land use to enable efficient transit-oriented development.

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Waste management in State College is progressive, with the Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority leading the effort to enhance waste diversion and recycling rates. Curbside recycling services are provided to residents, and the 'No Sort' recycling system simplifies the process by allowing mixed recyclables to be placed in one container. Electronics recycling events and hazardous waste collection days are organized regularly to properly dispose of these materials. Composting programs are also available, with the University area playing a significant role in composting dining hall waste. Local businesses are encouraged to minimize waste through the 'Green Paws Program.' The downtown area is serviced by public waste receptacles that are separated into waste and recycling compartments to promote public participation in the recycling effort. The increased use of compostable materials in local food services and the promotion of reusable bags and containers are part of the community’s strategy to reduce waste.