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Lamar supervisors move forward with energy plans



Lamar County supervisors are moving forward with plans for energy savings in county buildings.

The Hattiesburg American reports supervisors voted 5-0 this week to ask Schneider Electric to draw up some concrete figures on how much money might be saved by upgrading aging heating, ventilation and air systems at Gamble Chancery Court, the Law Enforcement Center and Central Office Complex and fixing moisture infiltration at the Circuit Courthouse.

Officials from Schneider had made a presentation to the board in September, predicting the company could generally save the county about $124,000 to $160,000 a year.

County administrator Jody Waits says supervisors would take a look at the information Schneider brings back to set a list of priorities. Waits said he expects the process to take the better part of a year.

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