School year to begin with new lights, A/C

The school year will begin in Granbury ISD with campuses and other buildings being more energy efficient through a conservation initiative designed to replace old equipment and reduce utility costs. The district will have about $252,000 in potential annual savings to fund project costs of some $2.75 million. “The stadium (artificial) turf gets the most attention of this program, but it is a very small piece of this initiative,” GISD Superintendent James Largent said. “The lighting and HVAC replacements comprise the biggest portion, and those improvements will provide considerable savings for us in the long run. Well over 90 percent of this project goes directly into our classrooms to benefit students and teachers.”