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Hawaii health centers get $3M for efficient energy

HONOLULU (AP) - Gov. Linda Lingle has released over $3 million to improve energy efficiency at state health centers and other Department of Health facilities.

The money includes $1.1 million for air conditioning improvements at Diamond Head Health Center.

The funds will pay for the design and construction of replacement air handlers and fan coil units.

Lanakila Health Center on Oahu is due to receive $584,000 to improve its air conditioning system.

The governor says it's essential that Lanakila's air conditioning and ventilation systems perform at optimum levels because the center houses a tuberculosis clinic. Tuberculosis is an airborne disease.

Wailuku Health Center will get $268,000.

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