Bill Kirk, January 16, 2011. Lawrence—”Energy-efficiency” may not sound as sexy as rooftop solar panels, wind turbines and geothermal heating and cooling systems. But don’t tell that to the 26 area businesses that have already signed up for a new program to have their buildings audited by a local firm that specializes in finding energy and cost-saving solutions.

On Monday morning, approximately 100 local business and political leaders gathered at Sal’s Function Hall on Merrimack Street in Lawrence for a presentation by the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce and Nexamp, a North Andover clean energy company, regarding the implementation of a $500,000 federal stimulus grant. Link to Article