Greening the City County Building
On April 20, 2010, Mayor Greg Ballard announced upgrades to the City-County Building, including energy efficiency, water conservations and renewable energy applications to reduce the City's environmental footprint, making it a model for green building in Indianapolis.
Upgrades to the City-County Building include:
The upgrades are expected to:
The building upgrades are funded primarily through a guaranteed energy savings contract with supplemental funding provided by an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant from the Department of Energy. Some of the improvements are part of the Building Authority's regularly scheduled maintenance and capital projects.
The effort began with a team of local building and design experts selected last year to work with the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) on creating a plan for greening the building.
View the report here.
RMI created the RetroFit Depot website to advance the energy retrofit industry toward deeper energy savings on a per building basis. The website explains what a deep energy retrofit is, recommends how to build the business case, offers detailed guidance on how to enact one, and provides downloadable guides free of charge. The website is targeted toward building owners, managers, and retrofit service providers. You can visit the RMI website for more information on the RetroFit Depot.
Greening of City-County Building Timeline:
April 2009 - Mayor announces greening of City-County Building
May 2009 - Green City-County Building team announced
June 2009 - RMI and Green City-County Building team hold 2-day session to find ways to green City-County Building
July 2009 - RMI report with recommendations released
August 2009 - Energy audit conducted in City-County Building
April 2010 - Council approves guaranteed energy savings contract for City-County Building and other buildings
April 2010 - Water efficiency upgrades made to City-County Building
August 2010 - Performance services begins work for energy upgrades in City-County Building