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Commissioners OK proposal to retrofit lights in buildings

County commissioners voted Monday to hire a company to retrofit lighting for county-owned buildings.

The move could save the county thousands of dollars a year in electric bills, said Dan Purcell, a manager with Efficiency Energy Services.

If energy-saving lights were installed in a building by Dec. 15, the county would qualify for a 100 percent incentive for this year. If the lights were installed after Dec. 15, the county would receive a 65 percent incentive.

Purcell said the Hockley County Senior Citizens Center could be retrofitted before that deadline. A ‘Cool Roof’ that has been installed at the center – in combination with the new lights – would give the county a full 100 percent incentive.

That particular project would cost an estimated $18,850.

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