Bellevue, WA – In an Effort to reduce or eliminate maintenance and graffiti clean-up costs, Puget Sound Energy (PSE) will be installing art pieces on a number of its properties around the area. PSE launched “ARTility” this year, which is a beautification project aimed to saving customers money while beautifying its public spaces.
PSE announced in a September 27th, 2018 press memo that the first facility that will feature the artwork is PSE’s Ecogen Facility in Bellingham, WA.
Local Artist Gretchen Leggitt of Bellingham, WA is leading the art project. The project is a 21,600 square foot mural that represents PSE’s commitment to wind and other renewable energy.
PSE Outreach Manager Nick Hartrich said “We saw an opportunity to integrate our facilities into the community through art. Not only will these projects help to make our properties more aesthetically pleasing, but our research shows that the art has the potential to reduce maintenance costs by deterring graffiti or illegal dumping.”
The Encogen facility, which is expected to have its mural completed by Oct. 1, is the first of nine projects that will be completed by the end of the year.
“Creating attractive public spaces to address costly clean-up is one way PSE can continue to support a more healthy and vibrant community,” added Hartrich.