Skip to comments.Chatham green jobs plan abandoned after energy reductions fail to meet projections
Posted on 10/24/2012 7:07:34 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Chatham Countys plan to use a $300,000 energy grant for a green jobs training program was abandoned after savings failed to live up to expectations and a materials purchase violated federal requirements.
After installing efficient lighting, window inserts for improved insulation and a geothermal system, Chatham reduced annual energy costs by an estimated $60,000, instead of the $340,000 decrease that had initially been expected.
The Georgia Energy Finance Authority grant, funded by the federal stimulus, had to be amended after some lighting improvements violated a Buy American Act provision and no longer qualified for reimbursement.
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