Allendale County Schools to replace outdated light fixtures
January 8, 2010
The South Carolina Budget and Control Board’s State Energy Office has awarded Allendale County Schools $88,540 in federal stimulus funds to replace inefficient lighting fixtures at Allendale Fairfax High School.
The district will upgrade lighting fixtures in the high school that will save taxpayers about $40,000 annually.
“Lighting retrofits are one of the first, and most necessary repairs we must make to older buildings,” said John Clark, director of the South Carolina Energy Office. “The district will see a significant decrease in utility bills as a result of greater energy efficiency.”
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.