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May 24, 2010 3:29 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Short week saves on utility costs in Fremont County

Keeping Fremont County's administration building closed one day a week has saved more money than expected.

Last June the county switched the building's operating hours to 10-hour work days, Monday through Thursday in a move to save an estimated $10,000 per year in utility costs.

County Manager George Sugars said a recent energy cost analysis found that the savings from closing the building for three days per week during the last 10 months of operation totaled $18,276. He says turning down heating and cooling systems from Thursday evenings until Monday mornings helped reduce costs.

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