Abbeville County School District to make energy efficiency improvements with stimulus aid
October 16, 2009
The Abbeville County School District has been awarded $120,882 in federal economic stimulus funds by the South Carolina Budget and Control Board’s State Energy Office to make energy efficiency improvements.
The district will install heating and air conditioning energy efficiency control systems in Diamond Hill and Cherokee Trail Elementary Schools.
“The district has been working since 2001 to improve its energy efficiency by installing these control systems,” said John Clark, director of the South Carolina Energy Office. “With this grant, Abbeville County School District will be able to continue to work towards its goal of energy efficiency and save more than $31,000 annually.”
The state’s 85 school districts are sharing $20.3 million in grants and loans for energy efficiency. The state’s two- and four-year colleges are receiving a total of $12.2 million, and state agencies are getting $7.4 million for energy efficiency improvements. Each entity’s allocation is based on the size of the organization’s energy bill.