Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Project CLUE - Communities Lighting Up with Energy Efficiency

The goal of the project is to implement a lighting initiative aimed at helping communities illuminate their porch areas, while at the same time become familiar with greener living.  Many communities are dimly lit and inviting to the criminal element.

Program Objective
  • Distribute new CFL (compact fluorescent light) bulbs to residents.
  • Officers will issue light bulbs and literature at civic club meetings and to any resident that requests the bulb.
  • Contractors will donate time and supplies, free of charge, to residents requiring upgraded wiring for the CFL bulb.
Benefits to the Resident
  • Four times more efficient, late 10 times longer. 50-80% less energy than incandescent.
  • Uses 1/3 less energy (heat) therefore cost .02 cents daily to operate.
  • CFLs give high quality light and do not flicker or hum.
  • Saving electricity reduces carbon dioxide emission for pollution reduction.
  • Assists financially challenged residents.
  • New wiring for residents with a need supplied by professional electricians.

Benefits to the Police
  • Increased positive interaction with community members.
  • Deterrence of the criminal element in some inviting areas.
  • Bridging relationships with citizens
  • Increased visibility for any potential witnesses of crime.
Project CLUE Pilot Locations
  • Chicora Cherokee – Florida Street/Carlton Street
  • Glynn Terrace – Eva Street
  • Union Heights – Delaware Street/Forest Avenue
  • Charleston Farms – Read Street/Greenbay Street
  • Midland Park – Stall Road/South Kenwood
  • Dubois MHP
  • Dorchester Village MHP
  • Accabee – Filmore Street/Baker Street
  • Dorchester Terrace – South Allen
Project Coordinator
  • Lieutenant Joyce Smith

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