If you could save money by making energy-saving changes to your buildings, would you invest the dollars? That’s the question facing Henry County Commissioners, after they reviewed information from an energy audit of the 130-year old county courthouse, the Hahn Center, and the Oakwood Office Complex. That audit was completed by Palmer Consultants. A basic investment into computer management of heating and cooling; along with the lighting improvements, would save Henry County about $20,000 each year in energy costs. The investment to make those changes in all three buildings would likely cost close to $175,000. Another option, which would be more costly, yet monitor heating and cooling by floors in the courthouse is also being considered.
Commissioner Miller says the board will likely be pouring over this information with maintenance supervisor Eric Weller, over the next 6 weeks or so, before a decision is made.