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DCSS B&G Committee approves four items

Dougherty County School System Building and Grounds Committe members Darrel Ealum, left, and Velvet Riggins, center, listen as Pepco Energy Services Business Development Manager Steven Stovall, standing right, makes a pitch for the system to create a system-wide energy savings program on Thursday.

Dougherty County School System Building and Grounds Committe members Darrel Ealum, left, and Velvet Riggins, center, listen as Pepco Energy Services Business Development Manager Steven Stovall, standing right, makes a pitch for the system to create a system-wide energy savings program on Thursday.

ALBANY — The Dougherty County School Board’s Building and Grounds Committee on Thursday voted unanimously to push four items for consideration to the full Board, and heard a presentation from Pepco Energy Services for a possible energy performance savings contract.

The committee, comprised of Milton “June Bug” Griffin, Darrel Ealum and Velvet Riggins, approved a $4,890 change order to renovation work at Dougherty High School; $17,960 for security storefronts at Albany Middle and Robert Cross Middle schools; $3,659 for 10 bus canopy benches at Dougherty International Education Middle School and $15,502 for 192 science stools for labs at Albany High and Dougherty High.

The Committee Also heard a presentation from Pepco Business Development Manager Steven Stovall and M360 National Sales director Sterling Miller in regard to instituting an energy savings program through out the school system that could reduce energy costs.

The two men urged the system to take advantage of interest-free loans available through the recently passed Energy Savings Contracting Act.

The companies would conduct a systemwide energy audit and make cost-saving recommendations through such measures as light replacement and HVAC assessments.

The Committee instructed System Executive Director for Finance and Operations to ask for an RFP (Request For Proposal) to further study its options.

Comments

dingleberry 2 years ago

Haven't we done plenty of "energy studies" before? I know all the claims of savings is popular these days with those who sell us the stuff to do it--as it was when so popular in the '70s when savings never seemed to materialize. Within the past 2 years, Lee County BOE claimed it implemented a big energy savings program as I recall. What did they do and did it work? Keep in mind that these "interest free loans" are not interest free to the Federal taxpayer borrowing the money and should not be "jumped on" unless there is mighty good evidence that savings will accrue to totally offset the cost. We tend to "buy off: on too many things that promise high and deliver low.

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PatrickY2K 2 years ago

Getting rid of the unnecessary salaries in every area (administration, supervisors, teachers, and staff) would save more than remembering to turn off the lights. What company carries too many employees, while desperately needing to cut costs?

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SMHgain 2 years ago

The United States Postal Service?

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PatrickY2K 2 years ago

Laying off people would make everyone sad, so don't do it? Yahoo did it this week to keep the company healthy. Why doesn't the DCSS do the same? Isn't choosing not to, irresponsible use of taxpayer money?

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