Sustainability committee narrows choices for Montgomery County solar-powered building

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7)— The Montgomery County Sustainability Committee is getting ready to make a recommendation for which buildings they see as choices to be more sustainable.

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The committee has been looking at various solar-powered options since November of 2018. Their plan is to complete a solar project in one of the county’s government buildings to have it both as a money-saving tactic and educational tool.

In June of 2017 the board unanimously adopted a resolution restating its commitment to more sustainable practices and reducing the county’s footprint if at all possible and wherever possible.

“We’ve adopted the resolution and now we actually want to move forward to show the community that we meant what we said when we adopted a resolution stating our support of sustainability,” said vice chair April DeMotts.

The committee has narrowed its decision to the Government Center, the Animal Care and Adoption Center and the Christiansburg Library.

They plan to present their research to the board after the new year. The board will make the final decision on which building is best-suited for the project.

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