City of Corsicana in Texas Works with Walker Reid Strategies and is Rewarded for Energy Conservation in its Public Library

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( — August 20, 2013) Lake Worth, FL — Through the use of energy efficient technologies, the Public Library in the City of Corsicana has significantly reduced energy consumption and carbon emissions. Specifically, the lighting systems implemented have met and exceeded the requirements of the 2005 Energy Policy Act qualifying the Public Library as an “Energy Efficient Commercial Building.” Through the EPAct Gives Back™ program, the City of Corsicana has been rewarded for their initiatives and stewardship.      

Implementation of these energy savings measures demonstrates the City of Corsicana’s strong commitment to energy efficiency and cost avoidance, which benefits the local tax paying community.  The lighting system will save tax payers more than $1,500.00 per year in utility costs. The reduction in energy consumption decreases the Public Library’s carbon emissions by 23,968 lbs. (12 tons) a year. This is equivalent the amount of electricity used by 1.6 Homes and the preservation of 8.9 acres of U.S. forest. 

The Public Library project went through an intense engineering analysis and inspection process to meet the requirements of the Energy Policy Act.  This process was administered by Walker Reid Strategies, Inc.  The City’s efforts were recognized with certificates of achievements in Energy Conservation. The City of Corsicana’s commitment to greener governmental buildings is admirable and an example to other institutions in the region. 

About City of Corsicana Public Library

The Corsicana Public Library is a service-based division of the City of Corsicana, designed to provide library materials, programs, and services to enhance the educational, informational, recreational, and civic life of residents of the larger community. In conjunction with other community libraries, it serves as a part of a network of libraries ensuring that the library service needs of the Navarro County communities are being met. The Library develops resources, information/reference services, and programs of interest to all age groups and works with the City administration and all City departments to enhance opportunities available to all citizens.

About Walker Reid Strategies

Walker Reid Strategies is a Licensed Engineering Firm that specializes in the EPAct 2005 §179D Certifications. The Firms staff administers the EPAct Gives Back™ program and oversees all engineering analysis and inspections required. Walker Reid is headquartered in South Florida and is committed to the development of sustainable buildings and reducing America’s Carbon Footprint through Energy Conservation and the 2005 EPAct §179D Incentive.  

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