In New Hampshire, the State Energy Office created the School Energy Efficiency Development (SEED) Grant, a one-time competitive grant award of $100,000, funded by the State Energy Program. The Jennie D. Blake Elementary School was selected as the recipient of the first SEED Grant. The SEED grant targeted three major efficiency areas: weatherization, lighting, and control upgrades. In the first year following project completion, the school has saved approximately $10,782 in electricity costs, and energy usage has decreased by 34,157 kWH per year. The school is also saving $6,110 per year in oil heating costs, and is using 2,222 fewer gallons of oil. Savings from the project can be reinvested directly back into the school.
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