11250 N. 56th Street
Temple Terrace, FL 33617
Temple Terrace City Hall is a three-story, more than 32,000-square-foot building located at 11250 North 56th Street in Temple Terrace, Florida. Temple Terrace is an incorporated city adjacent to Tampa, Florida. The facility was built in 1977 and houses the City Council chambers as well as various City departments, including Finance, Community Development, Code Compliance, Risk Reduction, Human Resources, IT, the Police Department, and the Executive Offices.
In 2007, City staff members created an account in EPA?s ENERGY STAR measurement and tracking tool, Portfolio Manager. The beginning baseline energy performance score was 60. In 2011, after four years of energy improvements, the City earned the ENERGY STAR by achieving a score of 78.
City Hall earned EPA?s ENERGY STAR certification by pursuing efficiency gains that could be accomplished easily and for a low cost. Upgrades were initiated in 2008 to enhance energy efficiency and save taxpayer dollars. Energy-saving improvements included lighting upgrades, such as replacing all the incandescent and fluorescent exit signs with LED exit signs. Occupancy sensors were installed throughout the building to reduce unoccupied lighting energy. Other steps taken to increase efficiency included repairing insulated ductwork, replacing three electric water heaters with a natural gas tankless water heater, and replacing the heating and A/C system throughout the building with energy-efficient systems. The overall amount paid for electricity has dropped by more than 25 percent in a four-year period.
?I am so appreciative that our Community Development staff members had the vision to initiate these improvements with limited resources. It isn?t always easy to implement changes, but the modifications were trouble-free. The upgrades have made a significant difference in awareness that `lights-on? means dollars; consequently electric bills decreased by 16 percent from 2010-2011. We will continue to strive to find new ways to reduce energy use, operating costs, and save our taxpayers money.? -- Diane Reichard, Finance Director, City of Temple Terrace
Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by City of Temple Terrace or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.
City of Temple Terrace
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Facility Type: Office
Total Floorspace: 32112 sf
Year Constructed: 1977
Contract Type: None
Financing Type: Internal Capital
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