|20%Reduction in Energy Intensity|
The City of Orlando developed the Green Works Orlando Community & Municipal Action Plans to transform Orlando into one of the most environmentally, economically, and socially vibrant communities in the nation. In addition to their Better Buildings Challenge commitment, the City has set a goal to reduce municipal greenhouse gas emissions by 50% from 2010 levels by 2024 through their participation in the City Energy Project.
As part of the Better Buildings Challenge, the City is undergoing $17.5M of energy efficiency upgrades to 56 municipal facilities, including lighting upgrades, HVAC renovations, building automation and controls, and other cost-effective energy conservation measures. Orlando began deep energy retrofits in its buildings in 2010 that have produced an average 31% efficiency improvement across 27 buildings in its initial phase. The project was funded in part by a Revolving Energy Fund (REF), which finances energy efficiency projects and revolves the cost savings back to the REF to fund future projects – all without ever using outside funding sources. In partnership with the local municipal utility, City streetlights will also be replaced with LED technologies.