By Julian Teekaram, Weekend anchor/Video Journalist - bio | email
OTTAWA, OHIO -
Several Putnam County buildings are going green. County commissioners met with local contractors to discuss how they can make county buildings more environmentally friendly.
Commissioners got the idea from Ohio House Bill 295, which calls for using new technology in aged buildings. That means lighting, windows, as well as air conditioning systems would be changed to save costs and energy.
Chairman of Putnam County Commissioners John Love is excited Ottawa will not have to look very far for contractors. At Tuesday's preview meeting, vendors from Ottawa and Lima shared their ideas on how these buildings can conserve energy.
Love says the project is being paid through the county's capital fund, and the cost of the project will be re cooped over time through the energy saving.