Clemson, Tri-County Tech awarded stimulus funds for energy efficiency improvements
October 21, 2009
Clemson University and Tri-County Technical College have been awarded federal economic stimulus funds by the South Carolina Budget and Control Board’s State Energy Office to make energy efficiency improvements.
Clemson University will receive $1,181,053 to replace lighting fixtures with more efficient bulbs in 33 buildings on campus. Heating and air conditioning management systems will be installed in Jordan Hall, Fluor Daniel Hall and McAdams Hall. A new heat recovery system will be installed in Hunter Hall. These improvements will save the university more than $260,000 annually in utility costs.
Tri-County Technical College will receive $122,034 to install more energy efficient lighting fixtures campus-wide, saving the college more than $28,000 in annual utility costs.
“Both Clemson University and Tri-County Technical College will see significant cost savings through energy reductions after implementing these projects,” said John Clark, director of the South Carolina Energy Office.
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. The state’s 85 school districts are sharing $20.3 million in grants and loans for energy efficiency.