I’ve worked in the City County Building for a decade now, or as I like to say, a whole tenth of a century. Over time, I’ve changed my feelings on it a bit. I’ve gone from hating the boxy structure to gaining a grudging appreciation of a few of its architectural merits. Recently, the CCB has been undergoing a renovation and installation of environmentally-friendly features, which helps extend the life of the building while cutting down on its impact.
The Department of Sustainability has issued this press release on this and other projects around the city. Page 24 details the scope of the project.
One of the cooler aspects of the project are these wind and solar powered lights:
Lastly, there is a nifty-looking website where one can see the before-and-after affects of this renovation.
I’d like to see more of these green renovations in other public buildings around the city.Â Â For instance, the Main Library’s atrium is a gorgeous public space, but it has to be an energy hog.Â Â Regardless, the City County building is a good and obvious place to start the process.