Spartanburg area schools to make energy efficiency improvements with stimulus aid
October 11, 2010
Spartanburg County School District One and the Daniel Morgan Technology Center have been awarded federal economic stimulus funds by the South Carolina Budget and Control Board’s State Energy Office to make energy efficiency improvements.
District One received $97,318 to upgrade HVAC systems at New Prospect Elementary School and replace 400 outdated lighting fixtures with modern compact fluorescents at Inman Intermediate, Inman Elementary and O.P. Earle Elementary schools. These upgrades will help Spartanburg County School District One save more than $12,263 annually in energy costs.
Daniel Morgan Technology Center received $25,295 to replace old lighting fixtures, saving the center more than $3,900 annually.
“These educational institutions will benefit from installing modern lighting fixtures that will reduce their energy cost burden over the lifetime of the equipment while using less energy,” said Ashlie Lancaster of the Energy Office.
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.