Edgefield County School District to make energy efficiency improvements with stimulus aid
November 13, 2009
The Edgefield County School District has been awarded $121,478 in federal energy stimulus funds by the South Carolina Budget and Control Board’s South Carolina Energy Office.
The district will install new lighting fixtures in Strom Thurmond High School. In addition, occupancy sensors will be installed in all classrooms to ensure that lights are only in use when needed.
“Strom Thurmond High School will see a significant reduction in its energy bill as efficient lighting is installed throughout the building,” said John Clark, director of the South Carolina Energy Office. “Edgefield County taxpayers will save over $18,000 annually in utility costs.”
The state’s 85 school districts are sharing $20.3 million in grants and loans for energy efficiency. The state’s public colleges and universities are receiving a total of $12.2 million, and state agencies are getting $7.4 million for energy efficiency improvements.