Participation in energy aggregation with power to be supplied from 100% renewable sources
Annual participation in Earth Hour (began 2008)
Portion of Uptown Station's 3rd floor roof covered in vegetation (green roof)
Solar Electric Demonstration System on Children's Discovery Museum roof
Upgraded the Normal Public Library HVAC system
Lighting upgrades throughout the Town in many buildings - more efficient fixtures and occupancy controls
Greenhouse Gas Baseline Emissions Inventory
The U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy & Environmental (LEED®) green building program is the preeminent program for the design, construction, maintenance and operations of high-performance green buildings. Learn more at usgbc.org/LEED.
In 2009, a portion of the Uptown Normal renewal area, a LEED-certified project, achieved Silver level certification. The LEED® for Neighborhood Development (LEED® ND) designation was based on the environmentally sensitive design of the Uptown as a neighborhood area. In addition to including several LEED-certified buildings, Uptown Normal has walkable, tree-lined streets, bike and pedestrian amenities, proximity to public transit, and many other sustainable design features.
Uptown Station built per LEED® standards and registered with the certification goal of LEED® Silver