About 400 original windows and their shades are being replaced at Danbury High School in Danbury, Connecticut.
School principal, Gary Bocaccio, said the project is longer overdue, pointing out that the original windows, which have been in service for nearly 50 years, were drafty and not energy efficient. Many exterior doors are also being replaced.
The project began during the last week of June and is expected to be completed before teachers return on August 22.
Estimates put the cost of the project at approximately $4 million.
School officials said the building holds about 2,900 students, 212 teachers, and other 90 staff members. They expect the new windows to improve comfort and save money for years to come.
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