Perrysburg Schools are making some changes to help save some money.
The newest edition to the Perrysburg High School kitchen is an energy efficient stove top.
"It runs as needed," David Duhamel, high school custodian, said.
It's one of many new upgrades to help the school district save on energy costs.
"It's just a wonderful program for everyone," Gretchen Downs, the school board president, told 13abc.
The district applied for state money through House Bill 264, which basically finances energy upgrades. School leaders wanted to take advantage of the opportunity, so it submitted a plan and was approved.
"It can vary from district to district, project to project, but this particular project was $4 million," Matt Feasel, treasurer, said.
The upgrades are expected to save the district more than $205,000 over 15 years. But the biggest payoff is being able to address the needs without going to the taxpayers.
"Every time we avoid going to the taxpayers, it's a really good thing because nobody likes more taxes," Downs said.
Nine buildings in the district, from the high school to central office, will get some work done.
Everything from automatic sinks and weather striping, to relocating boilers and lighting upgrades.
"Lighting is a big payback," Feasel said. "It's a quick recovery in terms of savings."
Feasal also tells 13abc the school system will be able to pay everything back within the 15 year period and after that the savings will continue.
"We're continually looking for ways to generate additional revenue and save money for the district," he said.
The project is set to be complete in October 2014.