Senator Brown Announces Funding For Energy Saving Projects At UT And ToCI
Money to go towards electrical, HVAC and insulation improvements
October 06, 2014
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Columbus – State Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) announced today that the State Controlling Board has released $102,700 for energy cost reduction upgrades in buildings on the University of Toledo’s campus. Additionally, $83,850 has been approved for weatherization projects at the Toledo Correctional Institution (ToCI).

“Improving energy efficiency in public buildings is a sound investment whether we are looking at UT or the facilities at ToCI,” said Senator Brown. “I am glad to see the continued commitment to long term cost reductions these investments represent.”

The funding for the University of Toledo will be used to upgrade energy systems which control the heating, cooling and lighting of buildings on campus. These upgrades will improve temperature controls and automate scheduling for campus buildings, which will result in reductions in energy consumption and reduced utility costs.

The improvements at ToCI involve the installation and maintenance of weather proofing insulation on over 400 windows and thousands of vertical seams throughout the facility.

The State Controlling Board provides legislative oversight over certain capital and operating expenditures by state agencies and has approval authority over certain types of state fiscal activity.


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