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Manheim Central High School is seen April 12, 2012.

Manheim Central School District has been awarded a nearly $1.4 million state grant for incorporating environment-friendly elements into its $40 million high school renovation.

The project, which was approved by the board in November 2018, includes rooftop solar panels, high-efficiency ventilation, dense roofing and wall insulation, and energy-efficient windows, water and lighting fixtures.

It's expected to reduce energy consumption by about 1.3 million kilowatt hours and reduce water consumption by nearly 335,000 gallons annually. 

Manheim Central was the lone grant recipient in the county.

Projects from Allegheny, Chester, Columbia, Crawford, Montgomery, Northampton, Northumberland and Philadelphia counties also received support. 

The funding comes from the Commonwealth Financing Authority, which approved 11 clean and renewable energy projects totaling just over $12 million this week. 

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