Bill would put $225,000 toward school energy improvements

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Insulation, better windows and properly set heating systems could save schools thousands of dollars in energy costs annually, and now a bill in the Legislature aims to help schools reap some of those savings.

The bill would set up a $225,000 fund to pay for capital improvements in schools geared to reducing both heating and electric bills.

Money for further improvements would come from the state’s general fund, and would be paid back by local school districts out of savings on their energy bills.

The bill also calls for distributing manuals to school maintenance personnel on the most efficient operations for heating and ventilation systems.

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