Greenhouse firm receives $11k in federal funding

Mount Williams Greenhouses, Inc., a florist in North Adams, has received $11,113 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Fund. The investment will be used to improve energy efficiency with the purchase and installation of six new high-efficiency unit heaters in existing greenhouses. The company grows plants in a retail flower shop.

This project will realize $2,395 per year in savings and will replace 77,139-kilowatt-hours (21 percent) per year, which is enough electricity to power seven homes. Mount Williams is one of six Massachusetts businesses that received funds from the USDA in the latest round of Rural Development funding to the state.

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