Generations of police officers have come and gone through the doors of the police station in St. Clair Shores, but one thing has stayed the same, the windows in the building.
That is finally changing now through an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant. The original 1950s-era windows are being replaced in the station.
Additionally, other city buildings are also undergoing enhancements to their lighting, windows and entrances to become more energy efficient through the nearly $344,000 grant.
"With that money we conducted an energy audit and hired people to go through city buildings and determine what improvements we could make that would be a good investment," said Liz Koto.
Improvements are being made to the police station, , north and south fire stations and Civic Arena, in large part by installing more energy-efficient light fixtures.
Other improvements include a vestibule addition to building.
In addition to the estimated $27,000 a year in savings from the new energy-efficient features, the city could get up to $20,000 in energy credits from DTE Energy, which will be rolled back into the program, Koto added.