“Going green” is a buzzword trending among everyone from eco-conscious individuals to building contractors. Municipalities are getting into the mix by starting green building programs, retrofitting lighting with energy efficiency alternatives, replacing standard stop lights with Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS) that can ease traffic delays and reduce emissions, and pursuing many other options as well. In 2007, 93 American cities with populations of 50,000 or more had green building programs. These measures can save energy, use fewer resources, reduce pollution, and contribute to healthier environments for their occupants and the community. Of course, all of these green steps require finances. There are a number of grants available to municipalities for assistance.