RICHMOND — For the second year in a row, the Virginia Energy Efficiency Council has recognized the Department of Corrections for its leadership in energy efficiency.
During ceremonies in Richmond on November 2, the Council recognized VADOC for the significant savings it will realize by switching from propane to natural gas as the fuel source at Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt, Virginia. The total project promises to save more than $22 million over 15 years.
The project also brings efficiency improvements at Greensville Correctional Center’s boiler plant and new LED lighting to replace existing yard lights. In its first year, the project is estimated to save more than $1.2 million. VADOC plans to re-invest that savings in electrical system replacements that are crucial to the prison’s operation.
“We strive to be responsible public stewards as we perform our public safety mission for the Commonwealth,” said Director Harold Clarke, “and we appreciate this recognition for our significant efforts in energy efficiency.”
VADOC received third place in the State Government category. Last year, VADOC received top honors from the Council for its efforts to establish the first energy services contract in the state.
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