Fairfield County School District to make energy efficiency improvements with stimulus aid
January 8, 2010
Fairfield County School District has been awarded $172,246 in stimulus funds by the South Carolina Budget and Control Board’s State Energy Office to make energy efficiency improvements.
The district will install new, energy efficiency lighting fixtures and occupancy sensors at Fairfield Central High School.
“By replacing lighting fixtures and insuring they will only be used when necessary with the aid of motion sensors, Fairfield County School District will see significant savings from greater energy efficiency,” said John Clark, director of the South Carolina Energy Office. “The district will save almost $36,000 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.