Summit County Council upgrading lighting, HVAC at county buildings

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In several of its buildings, Summit County is upgrading lighting to save money and HVAC systems due to safety concerns.

The Summit County Planning Commission Monday recommended the approval of a $74,440 construction contract with Control Concepts of Ohio for the HVAC system upgrades project at the Animal Control facility, the Safety Building, the Courthouse Annex and the Medical Examiner’s Office.

According to the resolution, current HVAC systems require upgrades because they are not compatible with Windows XP or Windows 7, posing a “serious security risk.”

The committee also recommended passing a resolution to advertise bids for the Summit County Lighting Upgrade Project, at an estimated cost of no more than $1,985,000.

According to the resolution, there are 12 provincial buildings with T8 fluorescent fixtures that will be changed to LED lighting, reducing energy, maintenance and cooling costs. It is estimated that the project will pay for itself in five years thanks to cost savings.

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