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Council recognizes VADOC

RICHMOND – For the second year in a row, the Virginia Energy Efficiency Council has recognized the Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) for its leadership in energy efficiency. According to a press release, during ceremonies in Richmond on Nov. 2, the council recognized VADOC for the significant savings it will realize by switching from propane to natural gas as the fuel source at Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt. The total project promises to save more than $22 million over 15 years.

“The project also brings efficiency improvements at Greensville Correctional Center’s boiler plant and new LED lighting to replace existing yard lights,” officials said in a release. “In its first year, the project is estimated to save more than $1.2 million. VADOC plans to re-invest that savings in electrical system replacements that are crucial to the prison’s operation.”