• Edmonds City Hall, a 1979 facility, was awarded ENERGY STAR labels in 2011 and 2012 for the years 2010 and 2011 respectively, acknowledging that it performs in the top 20 percent of similar structures across the United States. Find out more here.
  • Energy usage at the City’s Public Safety Complex (comprised of the Public Safety Building and Fire Station No. 17) has been significantly reduced over recent years. This was accomplished by adding insulation, controls software and commissioning measures as well as implementing preventative maintenance of HVAC equipment and adjusting heating and cooling times based on when portions of the buildings are occupied. Due to these improvements, the total energy cost savings at the Public Safety Complex in 2011 alone was $13,900.
  • Facilities maintenance staff utilizes “Portfolio Manager” to track the energy consumption of 16 City-owned buildings with a total of 30 energy accounts. This has enabled the City to track a total of over $34,000 in energy savings in 2011 alone from energy management and improvements made throughout the seven buildings that house major City operations.
  • 26 LED soffit lights with motion detector set-backs were installed at the Public Works yard to replace previously existing 100 to 400 W high intensity discharge lights for a total savings of 16,700 kWh per year. The city is expanding on this program by including LED lighting in its future Public Works projects. For example, the Main Street Project, which is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2012, includes new LED light poles along both sides of the street along one main downtown block.
  • In 2010, the City replaced its aging computer servers with energy efficient models for a total savings of over 5,200 kWh per year.
  • In 2010, the city purchased software for each city computer, resulting in an automatic system for conducting computer updates and shutting down computers during nonbusiness hours for a total savings of over 225,000 kWh per year.