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Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government

Louisville, Kentucky

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government recognizes that existing commercial buildings present ripe opportunities for cost-effective reductions in greenhouse gas emissions while lowering energy costs. Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government is being recognized for successfully leveraging the ENERGY STAR platform to help building owners achieve greater energy performance, as part of the Mayor of Louisville's effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions community-wide. Key accomplishments include:

  • Launching the 2009 Louisville Kilowatt Crackdown, a challenge engaging 240 building owners and managers in energy efficiency improvements through a year-long competition that features ENERGY STAR tools and resources. 
  • Forming the Louisville Energy Alliance with local chapters of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), Certified Commercial Investment Managers (CCIM), International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), International Facility Management Association (IFMA), and the Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence.
  • Promoting energy and greenhouse gas tracking in EPA's Portfolio Manager, which resulted in more than 325 buildings benchmarked, representing 45.9 million square feet of floor space, a 46 percent increase over 2008. 
  • Recognizing six buildings that earned the ENERGY STAR in 2009 for a total of 16.
  • Training building owners and managers throughout the Louisville community on ways to achieve cost-effective energy improvements with ENERGY STAR.