Internal Energy Conservation Efforts


  • City-operated traffic signals use LEDs that save a substantial amount of energy
  • In 2004, Public Works replaced 30-year-old Air Conditioner units at the traffic operations building with new energy-efficient units
  • Public Works uses a computerized building management system that maintains proper heating and cooling temperatures
  • All florescent lighting in the Public Works shop has been replaced with new, high-efficiency units which reduce power consumption
  • The Division of Parks and Recreation reduces use of personal space heaters by encouraging staff to dress appropriately on cold days
  • The old four-stage chilling system at Como Zoo's “Seal Island” was replaced with a new high-efficiency, variable-output chilling system