La Crosse County is making plans to install more clean energy systems at several of its facilities.
The county board could be asked this month to spend $1.5 million in American Rescue Plan Act money to place solar and geothermal systems at the courthouse, the administrative center, the health building and the Hillview and Lakeview care centers.
About $600,000 would go toward installing a heat system at a new 48-bed residential building at Hillview. The original construction budget for the Hillview project did not include money for solar and geothermal energy.
The county is trying to achieve a goal of 100% renewable energy by the year 2050. The county executive committee could vote on the funding plan at a Wednesday meeting.
La Crosse County has to find ways to spend almost $23 million in ARPA funding by the end of 2026.