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SCOTTSBORO, AL (WAFF) -

The Jackson County Commission is considering an investment that could save money and energy over the next several years.

The courthouse's HVAC systems and fluorescent lights may be scrapped for more efficient systems using newer technology.

Commission Chairman Matthew Hodges said the commissioners are expected to vote on a company performing an energy assessment of county buildings. He said some things need replacing now and the investment is well worth it.

"Whether it be light bulbs or whatever else that we're going to be replacing, we're going to be saving money over that over the long term," he said. "So, there's going to be a lot of things that add up to savings in this which goes back to saving the taxpayers their money so that we can utilize it better, maybe in better ways or give them more services, if able to do that."

If the company is approved, Hodges said it could begin the energy audit and report the findings to the commission. He estimated it could take up to four weeks.

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