Click on the links below to read case studies about energy efficiency.
Charlotte Old City Hall Renovation Case Study
The City of Charlotte’s Old City Hall, built in 1925, was energy‐inefficient and a challenge to maintain comfortable working conditions prior to extensive energy renovations. The work, funded by an Energy Efficiency & Conversation Block Grant, decreased building energy consumption by 43%, made the facility much more pleasant to work in, easier to control for maintenance staff and garnered EPA ENERGY STAR designation. Replacement of the control systems, major HVAC renovations, and interior lighting retrofits maximized energy savings and staff efficiencies. These renovations were carefully implemented while preserving the historical integrity of a facility listed in the Historic Landmarks Commission.
City of Urbana Energy Efficiency Case Study
The City of Urbana Illinois formed an innovative partnership with Ameren Illinois (one of Illinois’ gas and electricity providers) and the Conservation Services Group (CSG) to help increase energy conservation and efficiency amongst Urbana homeowners. Through Ameren Illinois’ ActOnEnergy program, the partnership used funds from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG) to pay the $50 cost of a home energy audit. This partnership also increased rebate amounts on existing ActOnEnergy home energy rebates.