According to Jim Stevens, City of Edmonds facilities maintenance manager, the City Hall building first achieved the ENERGY STAR distinction in 2011. The award acknowledges that the building performs in the top 20 percent of comparable structures across the United States.
According to a city news release sent Friday morning, City Hall operates more efficiently than four of five comparable buildings across the U.S., and has also reduced its power consumption by nearly 5 percent since its baseline-rating year of 2007.
“Being awarded the ENERGY STAR at City Hall for the second year running provides strong testimony to the commitment of the City of Edmonds and its employees to conserve energy and to operate as efficiently as possible,” said Mayor Dave Earling. “These efforts reduce the city’s carbon footprint, making its operations greener, and they also contribute directly to the bottom line of the general fund, so there are several positive outcomes demonstrated through this achievement. We are proud of the performance of our staff, and the new award will be displayed at City Hall’s front entrance to demonstrate this prominently to our citizens.”