April 1, 2009 - REP. MARKEY ANNOUNCES $390,000 FOR WALTHAM

FUNDS AUTHORIZED IN ECONOMIC RECOVERY PACKAGE WILL BE USED FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS AT NATIONAL ARCHIVES BUILDING
 
MEDFORD, MA. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Malden), today announced that the Frederick C. Murphy federal building in Waltham will receive $390,000 in funding under the federal building improvement measure of the American Recovery Act. The Frederick C. Murphy building houses offices for the National Archvies, and the funds will be used to make energy efficiency and modernization improvements.

Rep. Markey said, “I am pleased that these funds have been designated for energy improvement projects at the Frederick C. Murphy building in Waltham. This short-term investment will create jobs and contribute to Waltham’s local economy today while at the same time lead to significant energy savings for taxpayers and the preservation of Waltham’s unique history for tomorrow.”

This $390,000 in federal funding comes from a measure in the American Recovery Act to renovate and convert Federal buildings, courthouses and land ports of entry into high-performance green buildings. Projects have been approved in all fifty states based on the ability of the project to put people back to work quickly as well as its ability to effectively transform the building into a high-performance green building. Their progress will be overseen by the General Services Administration.