WOBO congratulates Columbia County on their achievement.
Columbia County in New York State has announced completion of an energy efficiency project at the county Public Safety Building that carries significant environmental benefits and cost-savings for taxpayers. The $2.7 million project, completed on-time and on-budget, will result in annual savings of approximately $138,000 and is expected to pay for itself over the life of the project financing with annual energy reductions. In addition, utility contributions to this energy savings project will add another $80,000 in savings for the project.
The primary purpose of the project, led by Board of Supervisors Deputy Chairman and Stuyvesant Town Supervisor Ron Knott, was to replace outdated heating and cooling systems, lighting fixtures, electrical control panels and implement various other energy-saving measures at the 30-year-old county correctional facility. The facility is home to the offices of the county sheriff, 911 services, as well as the county jail.
“The energy efficiency project at the county jail is a real win for both the environment and taxpayers,” said Supervisor Knott. “As homeowners well understand, you must routinely maintain your property and its mechanical systems to keep it working well. The situation is the same with our public buildings. Our correctional facility is approximately 30 years old, and its heating, cooling and electrical systems were all outdated and needed modernization. We were particularly concerned with maintenance costs, which were increasing as equipment approached the end of its useful life.”