USC Lancaster to make energy efficiency improvements with stimulus aid
January 8, 2010
USC Lancaster has been awarded $93,300 in federal economic stimulus funds by the South Carolina Budget and Control Board’s State Energy Office to make energy efficiency improvements.
The university will replace heating and air conditioning units in Starr Hall and install more efficient, air-tight doors.
“These improvements will make a significant impact in the university’s utility bill,” said John Clark, director of the South Carolina Energy Office. “As a result of these changes, USC Lancaster will save more than $13,000 annually in utility costs.”
The state’s public universities and colleges are receiving a total of $12.2 million, and state agencies are getting $7.4 million for energy efficiency improvements. The state’s 85 school districts are sharing $20.3 million in grants and loans for energy efficiency.