The City of Greensboro is implementing many Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) in municipal buildings, libraries, recreation centers, public safety facilities, and parking decks throughout the city.
These measures will reduce the City’s energy consumption and spending, and help clean-up Greensboro's environment by reducing its carbon footprint. And, these ECMs will be paid for by energy savings -- meaning there will be no additional cost to the City. Once the upgrades are paid for, Greensboro will continue to receive energy savings and reduced utility bills.
Throughout 2010, the City of Greensboro is installing more than $6 million of new energy infrastructure in 46 City buildings and four parking structures. These improvements will not only pay for themselves in energy savings, they will make the City’s buildings more comfortable places to visit and work.
- Bardolph Building PDF
- Cone Building PDF
- Greensboro Cultural Center PDF
- J. Douglas Galyon Depot PDF
- Libraries PDF
- Melvin Municipal Office Building PDF
- Natural Science Center PDF
- Parking Decks PDF
- Public Safety Facilities PDF
- Recreation Centers and Sportsplex PDF
- Service Center Office Building PDF
Pepco Energy Services - Energy Savings Performance Contract, phase 2
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant
This energy savings program is a team effort led by the City's Engineering and Inspections Department. Support is provided by the Transportation, Finance, and Legal departments, in partnership with Pepco Energy Services, an energy consultant and contractor.
The energy improvements will reduce Greensboro’s energy bill by more than $484,000 annually by saving:
- 7,738,000 kWh of electricity
- 38,500 therms of natural gas
- 4,336,000 gallons of water.
Every year, the amount of money the City will save will increase as the price of energy climbs.
Energy-saving technology used throughout the City includes high-efficiency lighting systems, building automation systems, and Hi-SEER air conditioning systems. Also planned are the installation of low-flow water fixtures and variable speed pumps and fans. Even active solar heating practices are being used.
Energy Awareness Needed
Greensboro can’t rely on technology alone to meet its energy conservation goals. A broad-reaching Energy Awareness Program is also being implemented.
City employees, residents and visitors are asked to modify their energy-wasting practices by thinking before turning up the thermostat or leaving a room without turning off the lights.