To achieve its sustainability goals, planners knew they would need to make critical upgrades to inefficient, high-maintenance building equipment that was - in many cases - decades past its life expectancy. Yet, Louisville Metro had limited available capital to make the improvements. So Mayor Greg Fischer and others began the search for a solutions provider that would offer a creative way to finance the effort. "A lot of people said, 'If you buy our products, they'll pay for themselves,'" said Fischer. "But we wanted assurances. Johnson Controls stepped up big time for us."
Combined, the improvements are expected to result in: