For the fourth consecutive year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized the City of Edmonds for its superior energy performance at City Hall, according to Jim Stevens, facilities maintenance manager. According to an announcement from the City of Edmonds, this consistent recognition is unique among Washington state municipalities.
Here’s more from the announcement:
In 2011, City Hall first achieved the distinction of being labeled with the ENERGY STAR, a mark that acknowledges efficiency ranking it within the top 20 percent of its peers across the United States. Documentation of energy consumption collected for each month since the first award proves that this noteworthy performance continues. Using 2007 as the baseline year for comparisons, City Hall has enhanced its ENERGY STAR rating by 5 percentage points. In addition to operating more efficiently than over four of five comparable buildings across the U.S., City Hall has also reduced its power usage by more than 10 percent since that baseline was established.
“Being awarded the ENERGY STAR at City Hall for the fourth straight year is strong testimony to the commitment of the City of Edmonds and its employees to conserve energy and operate as efficiently as possible,” said Mayor Dave Earling. “These efforts reduce the city’s carbon footprint, making municipal operations greener. They also contribute directly to the bottom line of the general fund, validating good stewardship of tax dollars. We are proud of the performance of our staff. The 2014 award will be displayed at City Hall’s front doors to demonstrate this prominently to all who enter.”