Lexington County School District 2 to make energy efficiency improvements with stimulus aid
January 8, 2010
Lexington County School District 2 has been awarded $253,818 in federal energy stimulus funds by the South Carolina Budget and Control Board’s State Energy Office to make energy efficiency improvements.
The district will replace inefficient heating and air conditioning equipment at Brookland-Cayce Grammar School. Additionally, energy management control systems will be installed at the school.
“Lexington County School District 2 will be able to regain money that usually goes to its energy bill with these energy efficiency improvements,” said John Clark, director of the South Carolina Energy Office. “The district’s utility bill will be reduced by more than $34,000 annually.”
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. Each entity’s allocation is based on the size of the organization’s energy bill.