The City of Portsmouth is partnering with the University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute’s (UNHSI) Sustainability Fellows program in hosting a Fellow that will be assisting with several City initiatives throughout the summer.
UNHSI’s Sustainability Fellowships pair outstanding students with challenging, important projects that will propel communities toward a low-carbon future. Sustainability Fellows each undertake tasks to meet challenging deliverables, and receive supervision, mentorship, unique networking and professional development opportunities.
The Department of Public Works is beginning to install Light Emitting Diode (LED) street light technology in areas of the City as part of their efforts in reducing energy consumption throughout City facilities. Currently, three streetlights at City Hall’s upper parking lot have been upgraded with LED bulbs and controls as part of a testing pilot program to explore the efficiencies and benefits.