USC Salkehatchie to make energy efficiency improvements with stimulus aid
October 27, 2009
USC Salkehatchie has been awarded $64,297 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 approximately 70 percent of the existing fluorescent light bulbs with ultra-high efficiency LED fixtures on the Walterboro campus.
“USC Salkehatchie is using this stimulus grant to introduce highly efficient, new technology light bulbs to its Walterboro campus,” said John Clark, director of the South Carolina Energy Office. “These improvements will help the university save more than $7,000 annually.”
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. The state’s 85 school districts are sharing $20.3 million in grants and loans for energy efficiency.