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February 17, 2016
Workshop to introduce Alabama agencies, schools, governments to energy-saving tools and techniques

MONTGOMERY— With tighter-than-ever budgets for public schools and state and local governments and agencies, many are looking for new opportunities to save money. A workshop on March 2 in Prattville will demonstrate how such entities can use energy-efficient technologies to reduce utility costs and add to the bottom line.

The Energy Division of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs and the Alabama chapter of the Energy Services Coalition are partnering to host the no-cost workshop which will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Central Alabama Electric Cooperative auditorium, 1802 U.S. Highway 31 North in Prattville.

Participants will learn about the benefits of energy-efficient equipment including lighting, building controls, water and heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. The workshop also will train attendees on energy savings performance contracting as a method to finance energy efficiency improvements to public facilities.

Recommended attendees include public-sector procurement officers, building managers, maintenance supervisors, energy officers and financial or legal representatives.Online registration will be open until Feb. 26.Space is limited to 80 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Through grants, loans and educational programs, ADECA’s Energy Division works to help local governments, state governments, businesses and residents increase energy efficiency and adopt new energy technologies.

Contact: Mike Presley or Jim Plott

For more information, visit:  http://www.adeca.alabama.gov/