Energy efficiency projects coming to 10 schools

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 14, 2014 at 3:02 am •  Published: April 14, 2014
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DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Public Schools will spend $150,000 in energy tax credits to plan and design energy efficiency projects in 10 buildings.

The district says the projects will include swapping out incandescent and fluorescent lighting with LED lighting. Older, inefficient boilers also will be replaced with modern, efficient digitally controlled equipment.

Operating costs in the 10 schools are expected to be reduced and learning environments enhanced with better lighting, air quality and temperature controls. The district is eligible for up to $1.8 million in tax credits and energy rebates.

The announcement is part of the district's second annual "Green Weeks" program which begins Monday and runs through April 25.

A DPS Go Green Challenge saved the district $390,000 in utility costs last year.