Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Boone County lock-up

Yes, we visited the Boone County lock-up...for business.  When we say we have grant money helping out at all kinds of different locations, we really mean it!  In Boone County, our grant funding was used for upgrades to the Boone County Jail.  Almost 1,000 lights and 60 exit signs were replaced throughout the jail.  The jail’s boiler, which was 75% efficient, was upgraded to a 95-99% efficient model.  The installation of this new boiler meant new insulating water lines, gas piping, high voltage wiring, control wiring, flue piping and a wall patch, and combustion air piping and a roof patch were installed as well.

The Boone County Jail is in constant use, so energy efficiency is both logical and necessary.  So far the project, which was finished in December 2010, has saved 1,879.6 MMBTU.

This project was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) through the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA).