Louisville Meets Unofficial Goal to Certify 25 Energy Star Buildings in 2013

Twenty-five buildings in Louisville were officially Energy Star certified in 2013, which means the city has met the goal it set for itself early last year.

Last April, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer told attendees at an energy savings award ceremony that he’d like to see 25 buildings added to the federal Energy Star certification program by the end of the year.

Now, 2013 is over and the most recent numbers suggest the city met that goal…and may have even surpassed it, as information is updated. According to the Energy Star website, 25 Louisville buildings got certification last year. Eleven of those were Kroger supermarkets, and seven were public schools.

Mike Mulheirn is the director for facilities and environmental services at Jefferson County Public Schools. He says the district uses Energy Star as a benchmark to evaluate their progress.

“It reduces our energy costs and it shows that we’re doing a good job with our designs for new heating and cooling systems,” he said.

Here are Louisville’s buildings that were newly Energy Star certified in 2013:

  • Audubon Elementary
  • Fern Creek Elementary
  • Hawthorne Elementary
  • Iroquois High School
  • Jeffersontown Elementary School
  • Kammerer Middle School
  • Kroger—2219 Holiday Manor 40222
  • Kroger—5533 New Cut Road 40214
  • Kroger—5001 Mud Lane 40229
  • Kroger—4501 Outer Loop 40219
  • Kroger—9080 Taylorsville Road 40299
  • Kroger—5299 Dixie Highway 40216
  • Kroger—279 N. Hubbards Lane 40207
  • Kroger—4009 Poplar Level Road 40213
  • Kroger—12450 LaGrange Road 40245
  • Kroger—9501 Westport Road 40241
  • Kroger—10645 Dixie Highway 40272
  • Rite Aid—4315 Cane Run Road 40216
  • Rite Aid—3805 Brownsboro Road 40207
  • Rite Aid—9459 Westport Road 40241
  • Rite Aid—8651 Preston Highway 40219
  • Target—12975 Shelbyville Road 40243
  • Target—4174 Westport Road 40207
  • TT Knight Middle School
  • UPS Air Group Building

The goal of getting 25 new Energy Star buildings is part of a larger push to return the city to a national list of the 25 cities with the most certified buildings by 2018. The last time Louisville made the list was in 2009, while cities like Indianapolis and Cincinnati have repeatedly made the list.

Erica Peterson

Erica Peterson reports on energy and the environment for WFPL.

@ericampeterson

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