The City works to save energy in our buildings and facilities. Saving energy helps us save money as well as reduce our impact on the environment.
These projects will save $450,000 per year in energy savings and make our buildings more comfortable and functional.
Also, the project will save 3,200 tons of CO2 emissions annually. That’s the same as taking 676 cars off the road each year!
The general contractor on the project is a local company, 360 Energy Engineers. They will be overseeing the projects, which will start April 2017 and continue through the fall of 2017.
The City initiated a Facilities Conservation Improvement Program, a state program that assists local governments in implementing energy-saving projects. The goals of the project are to:
- Reduce energy costs
- Upgrade facilities and equipment
- Improve energy efficiency
- Support sustainability and greenhouse gas reduction goals
The City hired an energy service company to do a complete energy audit of all city facilities. This audit helped us identify the cost-effective energy saving measures the City should pursue.
In February, the City Commission approved $11.3 million in energy saving upgrades to City facilities. The annual energy and maintenance savings from the projects will completely pay off the debt, making this a smart investment for the City. The City issued “green” bonds due to the environmental benefits of the project.
The projects will impact facilities managed by Public Works & Parks and Recreation. The projects include:
- LED lighting retrofit in City buildings, parking garages, sports fields, and parks
- Upgrades to the heating and cooling equipment in many buildings
- Upgrades to thermostats and heating/cooling controls
- Weatherization projects in many buildings
- New roofs at the Community Health Building, Fire Med Station #3, and the Community Building
- New windows at City Hall