West Virginia will use its Recovery Act SEP funding to implement six programs to improve energy efficiency in state buildings. These programs will fund upgrades in state administrative office buildings, correctional facilities, hospitals, long-term and acute health care facilities, laboratories, schools, colleges and universities, and armories. Upgrades will include replacing or improving lighting systems, windows, HVAC systems, boilers, and control systems. West Virginia will also create the Energy Efficiency for Businesses Revolving Loan Program to provide financial assistance to businesses to support energy efficiency investments.
Recovery Act SEP funding will also go toward creating a Green Collar Jobs Training program to provide West Virginians with the education, training, and skills certification necessary for employment in the fields of energy efficiency and renewable energy.