Green Works Government
Energy and Green Buildings
Green Government Buildings - The City constructs municipal buildings to LEED standards, including the first LEED certified fire station in Florida and soon the first newly constructed LEED NBA arena. Below is a list of buildings constructed by the City since 2007 and their LEED certification status:
Energy Retrofits to Municipal Buildings: 26 completed to date and tracking $140,000 in annual savings.
Green Neighborhoods Program and
POWER Program, both in partnership with OUC, the team
performed retrofits to over 1,200 homes. Green Neighborhoods
targeted six high energy consumption neighborhoods to perform up
to $1,000 per home. The POWER Program will perform substantial
and extensive retrofits to another 75 homes that have been
identified for above average energy consumption.
Green Affordable Housing - The City’s Housing Department is committed to meeting LEED standards for its construction projects, including the first LEED Platinum affordable home in Florida. Two LEED houses are complete, and one is underway.
Central Florida Energy Efficiency Alliance – The City started CFEEA with Orange County, local utilities and building associations. The program is encouraging 2,000 buildings to use Energy Star Portfolio Manager and reduce energy consumption 10%.
Solar Orlando - The City was awarded the Department of Energy Solar America Cities grant with its partners Orange County and OUC (the local utility). The team has a goal of 15 MW of installation by 2015. By 2013, the area will possess 11 MW.
Sustainable Landscaping - The City is undergoing landscaping code revisions to make Orlando landscaping one of the most sustainable and water-wise locations in Florida. Future potable water supply will become a limiting factor in the future growth of the area.