The City of Charleston has partnered with Johnson Controls International in an energy management performance contract. Through this effort, the city has saved $26.5 million in the past Fifteen years and is projected to save an additional $14.6 million over the next thirteen years. The energy savings for all phases to date equates to 218,922 tons of CO2 greenhouse gas emissions and 2.04 tons of health affecting pollution reduced from the atmosphere.
With the savings, the city has installed new LED lighting technology, new energy-efficient climate control systems, and water conservation devices throughout our 4.2 million square feet of building space and 1,907 acres of parks. The coordination of installation and quality control is managed by the Parks Department Building Operations.