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Office of Sustainability Newsroom - 2011 Archive

Still Time to Register for 2011 Kilowatt Crackdown
Louisville Metro Government and the Louisville Energy Alliance are encouraging building owners and operators to get on-board and join the 3rd annual Kilowatt Crackdown competition. It’s a way to track energy use and ultimately improve the city’s environment.

Belvedere to Receive Extreme Green Makeover
The Belvedere — a large downtown public event space that serves as the top of a parking garage — will undergo an extreme makeover that includes features such as a green roof, a butterfly garden and a living “green wall” to capture storm water runoff, Mayor Greg Fischer announcede today.

Riehm Environmental Award Goes to Mike Mulheirn of JCPS
The second annual Joan Riehm Environmental Leadership Award was presented today to Mike Mulheirn, the JCPS Executive Director of Facilities/Transportation. The award was created by the Partnership for a Green City – a collaboration between the University of Louisville, Louisville city government and JCPS.

2010 Kilowatt Crackdown Awards Announced
Members of the Louisville Energy Alliance and the Environmental Protection Agency recognized the winners and participants in Louisville’s second annual Kilowatt Crackdown competition to produce more energy efficient buildings.

Mayor Fischer Announces Two “Green” City Projects
In keeping in-line with his commitment to make Louisville a greener, more energy-efficient city, Mayor Greg Fischer announced two, new environmentally-friendly projects today. The first project focuses on the Newburg Library - already a green building - the library now features solar and wind powered outdoor lighting and a new solar-powered roof. The second project includes green improvements for the Metro Development Center, located at 444 S. Fifth Street. A combination of solar thermal and photovoltaics panels, which convert sunlight into energy, were installed to provide 100% of the building’s potable hot water energy requirements.