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Energy savings make a splash

The Veterans’ Memorial Swimming Pool in La Grande used incentives from Energy Trust to help offset the cost of a new heat exchanger. The City of La Grande converted what was once the outdoor Veterans’ Memorial Pool into an indoor pool in the late 1990s. The facility features a small therapy pool, a 25-yard, 8-lane lap pool, basketball hoop and slide, along with a splash park outside. Maintaining water temperature and indoor occupancy comfort takes a lot of energy, using four boilers and two water heaters. That is why the city has been so eager to install energy-saving equipment over the years. “We have a long history of energy savings at the Veterans’ ...

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