Newberry County School District to make energy efficiency improvements with stimulus aid
October 27, 2009
Newberry County School District was awarded $186,172 in stimulus funds by the South Carolina Budget and Control Board’s State Energy Office to make energy efficiency improvements.
The district will replace lighting fixtures in the Newberry High School Learning Center, Newberry High School and Mid-Carolina Middle School, as well as make structural changes to improve heating and air conditioning system efficiency.
“These improvements to Newberry County schools will help the district improve its energy efficiency while saving money,” said John Clark, director of the South Carolina Energy Office. “The district will save over $28,000 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.