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Lexington-Fayette, Ky., Installs Energy Efficient Heating/Cooling Equipment

by Rena Ragimova Dec 31, 2004

The Achievements

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) in Kentucky has made the following improvements to its buildings:

  • Installed an energy-efficient geothermal heating/cooling system at the new day Treatment Center when it was constructed in 2005. These are approximately one-third more efficient than conventional systems.

  • Installed variable speed drives (VSDs) on chillers at Adult Community Corrections facility in 2007 at approximate cost of $100,000. An energy savings of 460,000 kWh/year and a CO2 reduction of 424 metric tons per year is anticipated. This will also result in a monetary savings of over $18,000 each year.

[Source: Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government website]

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