Monday, April 22, 2013
The city shows off 102 energy-efficient lights and Devin Scillian, news anchorman for NBC affiliate WDIV-TV, demonstrates a new electric vehicle charging station in the Center Street garage.
The city of Royal Oak flipped a figurative and literal switch on its Adopt-A-Watt program on Monday morning. The Adopt-A-Watt program, a public-private partnership conceived by Royal Oak businessman Thomas Wither, is a partnership that allows businesses or organizations to sponsor energy-efficient lights at Royal Oak's parking structures. The goal of the program is to save energy and dollars for the community. "The ultimate winner of this whole thing is the environment," Wither said. "We've come up with 102 energy-efficient lights here today. Our calculations show we're going to save $130,000 in operating costs and eliminate the burning of over 300,000 pounds of coal with these lights over the 10-year estimated life span." Sponsors for the…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Two downtown Royal Oak parking structures will be fitted with energy-efficient lights, courtesy of some very concerned businesses.
If residents see some very modern-looking lights being installed in two of Royal Oak's public parking structures, take heart: This is one public project designed to save dollars and energy, not expend those resources. The Adopt-A-Watt program, a public-private partnership conceived by Royal Oak businessman Thomas Wither, rolled out its program to the Royal Oak City Commission on Oct. 15 and received unanimous approval to deploy energy efficient lighting and EV infrastructure in two downtown decks - Center Street and Lafayette Avenue - at no cost to taxpayers. Adopt-A-Watt is a partnership that allows businesses or organizations to sponsor energy-efficient efforts in a particular city to save energy and dollars for the community. The …
Monday, October 15, 2012
The Royal Oak City Commission meets Monday to discuss energy efficient lighting program, on-street metered parking permits and more.
At their 7:30 p.m. regular meeting at City Hall, city officials have only a few items on the agenda. Royal Oak parking garages are the target of Royal Oak-based company Adopt-A-Watt's efforts to bring energy efficient lighting to the city. Royal Oak City Commissioners will decide whether garages located at garages located at 222 S. Center and 514 S. Lafayette would be a good fit for the program. Adopt-A-Watt pursues local businesses as sponsors of energy conserving features in partner cities. Similar to the Adopt-A-Highway program, Adopt-A-Watt gives individuals, businesses or organizations community recognition through signage for sponsorship of these features. The goal of the program is to save energy and dollars for the community.