HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – In celebration of Earth Day, Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf announced an LED initiative at the Governor’s Residence on Monday.
All of the lights in the residence were recently switched from traditional light bulbs to energy-efficient LEDs.
It’s one of several examples of the residence going green, which includes solar panels on the roof, geothermal heating, and even beehives.
The state has invested about $90 million into projects to renovate state facilities with energy efficiency measures. It will result in carbon dioxide emissions being cut by about 17,000 tons and produce more than $4.5 million in annual savings.
“So much of it makes immediate sense, but all of it makes really good sense in the long run,” Wolf said. “Our survival depends on our ability to figure out how we get to a good place in terms of our relationship with the world around us.”
The new LED light bulbs are expected to pay for themselves through energy cost savings in just six months.