HARRISBURG - Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) today announced Mechanicsburg Area School District was awarded a $1.589 million grant to renovate and expand Shepherdstown Elementary School.
The funding comes from the Alternative and Clean Energy Grant Program under the direction of the Commonwealth Financing Agency, which manages the state’s economic stimulus programs. The program provides financial assistance in the form of grants and loans to develop and construct alternative and clean energy projects in the state.
“Cumberland County is the fastest growing county in the state,” Delozier said. “Growth brings children, which necessitates the expansion of schools. While Mechanicsburg Area School District has embarked on a plan to address anticipated overcrowding, it has worked to make the buildings energy efficient. I’m pleased we were able to assist with the costs to make the project more energy efficient, which will save money in the long run.”
The grant will help pay to renovate 18,000 square feet and construct an additional 46,600 square feet. The project will allow the school to achieve U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification and includes a new high-efficiency heat pump heating, ventilation and air conditioning system; LED energy-efficient lighting; and daylight sensoring. Once completed, the school is anticipated to reduce energy consumption by 584 MMBtus annually.
The 88th Legislative District in Cumberland County includes Lower Allen and Upper Allen townships and the boroughs of Lemoyne, Mechanicsburg, New Cumberland, Shiremanstown and Wormleysburg.
Representative Sheryl Delozier
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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