The Tucson City Council voted unanimously Wednesday night to approve a new roof coating program for Tucson’s roofs.
The new roofing coating program will help reduce the need for the city’s previous roof coating programs and will help the city reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, the Tuczonan Herald reports.
The city also plans to install solar panels in all buildings and increase the citywide rooftop solar power supply, and will spend $20 million over the next two years to upgrade the city�s wastewater treatment facilities.
According to the Tazewell Times, the city will also be adding solar panels and solar charging stations on some of the citys main streets.
The program will cost about $10 million and is being funded by a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.
The city hopes to begin installing solar panels at the end of 2018, but it will be at least a year before the program is operational.
Read more about the program here.
(H/T: The Tazewshope)