Lamar State College-Orange Rewarded for Energy Efficiency

Lamar State College - Orange was awarded a $2,890.19 cash incentive from the Entergy Texas SCORE Program for energy efficient lighting of the new Nursing Building.

The SCORE Program helps organizations save energy and money by providing no-cost facility improvement recommendations and financial incentives based on energy savings.

President Shahan said “the program staff’s technical expertise guided us throughout the process, ensuring that we achieved maximum energy savings and all equipment functioned correctly.”

The high efficiency lighting will save 58,297 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, equal to eliminating the carbon dioxide emissions from 4,611 gallons of gasoline, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calculations. “We’re proud to serve as an energy-efficient role model in the community,” said Shahan.

“We identified a real need for an energy efficiency program that specifically targets our K-12 and higher learning organizations, especially as budgets are spread thin,” said Entergy Texas Energy Efficiency Program Administrator Phil Lanier. “This program is an organized effort to bring needed energy efficiency to Texas.”