Corinth energy upgrades ongoing

CORINTH – Energy improvements throughout Alcorn County schools are on schedule for planned July completion.
The report from consultant Johnson Controls was presented at the school board’s regular meeting on Monday, said Superintendent Stacy Suggs.
“If they finish the work by July as scheduled, we ought to be able to see a little difference by August and September,” Suggs said. “We may even be seeing some difference already with some of the lights replaced and dropped ceilings in.”
In November the school board approved a $2.3 million bond sale which, added to $1.1 million of grants the school district received, finances installation of more than $3 million of lighting, heating and air conditioning and other energy-saving systems.
Johnson Controls was awarded the performance contract which guarantees that if, after the recommended energy-saving equipment is installed, the school district does not achieve the savings Johnson Controls projected, then Johnson Controls will pay the district that amount of savings out of its own funds.
Based on the school district’s annual expenditures of about $780,000 for electricity, natural gas and propane, the consultant estimated that the savings could amount to $156,000 to $195,000 per year over 10 to 15 years.
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