Officials in Sumter County, South Carolina have announced plans to use a $5.3 million loan from the South Carolina SAVES Green Community Program funded by a bond issue from the South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority (JEDA) to fund energy conservation programs and equipment in 10 county government buildings.
"The South Carolina SAVES Program is another example of private-public partnerships that provide creative solutions and innovative financing that make fiscal sense now and going forward,” Harry Huntley, executive director of JEDA in Columbia, South Carolina, said. “We’re pleased to participate in yet another of these Green Community projects.”
The buildings will see improvements to their heating and air conditioning systems, as well as the installation of LED lighting systems and the implementation of water conservations programs.
The SC SAVES Program is administered by CleanSource Capital LLC.
“We’re proud to take part in the SC SAVES Green Community Program," Sumter County administrator Gary Mixon said. "It saves money and it makes sense, both operationally and financially with this kind of funding.”