Governor's Office announces energy efficiency projects in Brooke, Hancock counties

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Governor's Office announces energy efficiency projects in Brooke, Hancock counties

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – Gov. Joe Manchin today announced funding totaling $225,135.19 for energy efficiency projects in the Brooke-Hancock Planning and Development Council, which covers Brooke and Hancock counties. The projects will be funded through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant supported by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

“Reducing energy use in city and county government facilities means energy cost savings,” Gov. Manchin said. “When we conserve energy it is a win-win, for our environment and for our taxpayers because the cost of our government is reduced.”

• City of New Cumberland:
Amount: $32,162.17
Project description: This EECBG grant will assist in the installation of energy-efficient lighting in the Municipal Building.

• Town of Bethany:
Amount: $32,162.17
Project description: The Town of Bethany will utilize EECBG monies to support the installation of energy-efficiency measures in the new Community Center area at Bethany Town Hall.

• Village of Beech Bottom:
Amount: $32,162.17
Project description: These EECBG funds will support the installation of a solar array on the roof of the Beech Bottom Municipal Building.

• City of Chester:
Amount: $32,162.17
Project description: The project will involve the replacement of the HVAC system at the Municipal Building.

• Hancock County Commission:
Amount: $32,162.17
Project description: The project will involve upgrading the fluorescent lighting at six Hancock County Commission facilities.

• Village of Windsor Heights:
Amount: $32,162.17
Project description: The project will involve installing new exterior siding and insulation at the Windsor Heights Community Center.

• Brooke County Commission:
Amount: $32,162.17
Project description: These EECBG funds will support HVAC, lighting and energy control upgrades at the Brooke County Courthouse.

Contact: Jeff Herholdt, 304-558-2234