Tippah prepares energy improvements

By Lena Mitchell/NEMS Daily Journal

Pickering Engineering of Memphis is the firm that will perform more than $100,000 of work to bring energy savings to several Tippah County government buildings.
The Board of Supervisors on Friday approved the company to complete work at the county courthouse, county justice center/jail and Department of Human Services building.
An initial grant of $94,520 through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program was increased by $10,000 when some communities chose not to participate in the program, which allowed Tippah County to address all of the issues outlined in its original energy audit. The Mississippi Development Authority-administered program is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Included in the work plan are lighting renovations, including replacing old bulbs and/or fixtures with energy efficient ones; installing more energy efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems at the courthouse, justice center and DHS building; and adding insulation where needed.
MDA has awarded almost $7 million for energy improvements in Mississippi, including more than $1.5 million to northeast Mississippi municipalities and counties.
Contact Lena Mitchell at (662) 287-9822 or lena.mitchell@journalinc.com.