Solvay invests in Augusta facility, will build new unit

...Besides the reputation of this site, the good safety records and the quality, a big factor in the decision was the utilities cost," he said. "Basically, (in) the U.S. and particularly here in Augusta, we have some advantages."De Greef...

Owning historic inns often a labor of love

...hotels open before and after 1960, deemed inefficient operations that included higher departmental, maintenance and utility costs as the likely culprit for the contrast.A local property with a financial history similar to the Partridge Inn's...

Manufacturers worry about proposed excise tax implications

...site manager Alain De Greef.The Augusta site has been the front runner, De Greef said, because of the city's utility costs, but that could change if the tax is imposed.Both De Greef and Kirby estimate the tax would cost their facilities...

Hickman Park community center could be site of new children's museum

...then apply for 501c3 nonprofit status so it can pursue grants and other contributions in the future and to support utility costs and liability insurance.The idea is to one day move into a larger space for an expanded museum.To start, the members...

Richmond County school budget includes tax increase, job cuts, extra furlough day

...shortfall, each principal was tasked with cutting 7 percent of his or her school's expenditures, whether that be in utility costs, staff or otherwise.Because the schools were initially told the 7 percent cuts would help limit furlough days to...

Augusta State will receive same state funding

...up through tuition.Rosier said after about $43 million is paid out for salaries and $2.2 million is spent on utility costs, it leaves the university with about $4 million for general operations."Are we worried this year? I think everybody...

Columbia County ends lease on Appling property with unmanned fire station

...four years early.County Emergency and Operations Director Pam Tucker said the lease termination is meant to save on utility costs.Tucker said other nearby fire stations will take over coverage of the Station No. 15 area. The nearest staffed...

John Milledge Elementary School construction nears completion

...single condensing unit.The temperatures can be changed from a remote location, which Johnston said will save on utility costs.The school sits on the same property as the former school between Eve Street and Barnes Lane in the Harrisburg neighborhood...

Smart Spending: Make home more energy-efficient

...limited. "Changing out a light bulb is a common thing," said Lowe's spokeswoman Karen Cobb. "It's something we all know how to do. It's easy. It's inexpensive. And there is an almost immediate return on your utility costs."

Schools could save $23 million

...incentive plan to encourage schools to reduce their utility costs. Senior Director of Facilities Services Benton Starks...percent, or $1.3 million, of Richmond County's utility costs. Much of the savings comes from reducing waste when...

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