TOLEDO, Ohio, Feb. 15, 2013 – The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority’s BetterBuildings Northwest Ohio program has surpassed its milestone of over 50 completed energy efficiency projects since its inception in June 2010. Energy efficiency project sizes range from $25,000 to over $5 million in costs. Projects were completed on a broad range of buildings including auto dealerships, senior centers, office buildings, parking garages, airport hangars, municipal buildings, water plants, sports complexes and manufacturing/industrial facilities. The program has even performed energy upgrades to small businesses such as a day care center and a multi-family apartment building. These total projects represent an investment of over $20 million.
“This program has provided true value to local businesses and government by creating jobs and improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings and making them more comfortable for its occupants,” said Kevin Moyer, Executive Director for the BetterBuildings Northwest Ohio program. “In addition, the energy savings from these projects are generally sufficient to pay for the improvements and provide positive cash flow to the businesses.” Read full story.