Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Challenge Commitment
1.77Million Square Feet
Goals Progress
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity

The City of Fort Lauderdale has committed its core facilities to the Better Buildings Challenge including two water treatment plants, its sole wastewater treatment plant, its bulk street lighting account, and the city's primary use administration buildings. Past energy efficiency efforts include implementing the city’s first energy performance contract in the spring of 2017, an LED retrofit in its City Hall building in late 2013, and in 2016, the city’s first behavioral Challenge titled ‘Flip the Switch’ to encourage employees to turn off monitors and lights when not in use.  

In 2017, The City of Fort Lauderdale began its very first energy performance contract and is focused on finalizing a second contract primarily targeting sports lighting retrofits. Additionally, the city will be installing programmable thermostats and working to complete a comprehensive energy management plan as examples of continued investment in energy efficiency.