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This Week in GeorgiaGov: Environmental Protection
Solar energy is making its way to local governments in Georgia, now with some financial help.
Passed overwhelmingly by Georgia voters in 2010, energy performance contracting allows state agencies to use funds normally spent on utility bills to finance building improvements. These improvements focus on lowering energy and water consumption.
In a pilot leak detection project by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA), over 200 million gallons of water a year were detected as being lost. This extreme discovery helped GEFA receive a National Recognition Award--a prestigious honor demonstrating exceptional achievement in engineering.