Waste Recycling Building Renovation and Energy Improvements


Lakewood, Ohio

City of Lakewood was awarded a NOPEC Powering Our Communities Funding Grant for the design and construction of energy improvements to the City’s 2,500 sf refuse and recycling drop off facility.  The building, originally constructed in 1931, offered many opportunities to provide improvements projected to save the City 6,500 kWh of electric usage annually.

Energy savings will be incurred through various improvements including the installation of a solar reflective membrane on the roof to reduce heat absorption; installation of rooftop insulation to reduce heat loss; replacement of the existing light fixtures with 400-watt, energy efficient metal halide light fixtures; installation solar panels and battery storage to serve at the primary source of power for the energy efficient light fixtures; and renovation of the roof, interior walls, exterior doors, windows and driveway to extend the life expectancy of the building.

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