Grand Strand colleges to make energy efficiency improvements with stimulus aid
November 4, 2009
Coastal Carolina University and Horry-Georgetown 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.
Coastal Carolina University received $433,327 to upgrade lighting fixtures, install occupancy sensors and install ventilation systems in Kimbel Library and the Prince Building. Occupancy sensors and ventilation systems will also be installed in the Wall Building.
Horry-Georgetown Technical College received $164,883 to replace a 40-year old heating and air conditioning system at the Conway campus. The college will also upgrade building control systems to ensure that heating and air conditioning units are only in use when needed. Additional improvements will be made to classroom units to install high efficiency heat pump units.
“Coastal Carolina University will see more than $139,000 in annual utility savings from these extensive improvements,” said John Clark, director of the South Carolina Energy Office. “Additionally, Horry-Georgetown Technical College will see more than $60,000 in energy savings from upgrades made with this grant.”