North Parking Garage Upgrading To Environmentally Sound Lights


BY: Andrew Wroblewski

The Town of Huntington voted to approve a recommended environmentally green project last week that is set to replace lighting fixtures in the Huntington train station’s north parking garage.

The Huntington Station LIRR Parking Garage
The Huntington Station LIRR Parking Garage

Some years ago, said town spokesman A.J. Carter said, a similar project was rolled out in the south parking garage where all of the high pressure sodium bulbs were replaced by cost efficient, environmentally sound induction lights. To coincide with the overall updating of the north garage, these same induction lights – 248 of them – will be installed as a part of the project.

Funding for the lights – an amount not to exceed $35,000 – will be provided by the $15,000,000 in serial bonds that is available to the town through the Environmental Open Space and Park Improvement Fund as of 2008. The bonds allow for $1 million to be used for “green renewable energy improvement projects,” which is what the project has been deemed.

Once the lights are installed, the town plans to apply for a potential rebate through PSEG.

Before approval, this project was screened and approved by the Huntington Advisory Committee on Energy Efficiency, Renewables and Sustainability (ACEERS) along with the Environmental Open Space & Park Fund (EOSPA) Committee.

As of Wednesday, there was not a timetable available as to when the project will begin – Carter did, however, say “relatively soon” – or how long it will take to complete.

Originally published: Long Islander News: The Long Islander (Thursday, August 28, 2014;  B5)


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