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Energy Cost Reductions in City-owned Buildings and Parking Ramps

Saint Paul continues to invest millions of dollars in energy-efficiency projects using an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant received from the U.S. Department of Energy in 2009. The $2,767,000 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant has allowed the city to improve the energy efficiency of municipally-owned facilities, retrofit the city’s streetlights to utilized light emitting diode technology, invest in electric vehicle charging stations, invest in the Saint Paul Port Authority’s Trillion BTU Program, provide homeowners loans to conduct energy audits and make energy efficiency improvements, and provide sub-grants to the non-profit Neighborhood Energy Connection to assist residents in reducing energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions. 

Many lighting retrofit projects and energy management system installations occurred in the last two years, and the city is continuing to promote energy efficiency projects. 

Energy Efficiency Projects in City-owned Buildings:

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Baker Recreation Center

Battle Creek Recreation Center

Central Library

Square Footage: 8,965
Completed: February 2012
Conservation Work Performed: Installation of new energy management system
Gross Costs: $37,640
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged: $12,348
Utility Rebates: $2,359
Net Cost: $22,933
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $4,360
Projected Payback Period: 5.3 years

Square Footage: 22,140
Completed: November 2010
Conservation Work Performed: Installation of new energy management system
Gross Costs: $10,140
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged: $3,549
Utility Rebates: $2,075
Net Cost: $4,516
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $5,815
Projected Payback Period: 0.8 years

 

Square Footage: 87,812
Completed: October 2010
Conservation Work Performed: Installation of new energy management system
Gross Costs: $16,690
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged: $5,943
Utility Rebates: $4,111
Net Cost: $6,936
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $9,443
Projected Payback Period: 0.7 years
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City Hall Annex

Como Lakeside Pavillion

Dayton's Bluff Rec. Center
Square Footage: 90,600
Completed: June 2012
Conservation Work Performed: Installation of new energy air handler system
Gross Costs: $858,000
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged: $129,265
Utility Rebates: $18,584
Net Cost: $402,830
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $11,271
Projected Payback Period: TBD
Square Footage: 23,572
Completed: May 2009
Conservation Work Performed: Installation of energy management system
Gross Costs: $42,616
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged:
Utility Rebates: $3,040
Net Cost: $39,576
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $19,172
Projected Payback Period: 2.1 years
Square Footage: 24,090
Completed: November 2010
Conservation Work Performed: Installation of new energy management system
Gross Costs: $9,660
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged: $3,381
Utility Rebates: $1,500
Net Cost: $4,479
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $5,004
Projected Payback Period: 1.0 year
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East Team District Police Center Griffin Building Hamline Operations Building
Square Footage: 31,684
Completed: October 2010
Conservation Work Performed: Installation of new energy management system
Gross Costs: $23,229
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged: $8,130
Utility Rebates: $2,274
Net Cost: $12,825
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $3,819
Projected Payback Period: 3.4 years
Square Footage: 120,000
Completed: July 2012
Conservation Work Performed: Upgrade energy management system and recommissioning
Gross Costs: $30,138
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged: $10,548
Utility Rebates: $4,112
Net Cost: $15,478
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $3,808
Projected Payback Period: 4.1 years
Square Footage: 22,140
Completed: December 2010
Conservation Work Performed: Installation of new energy management system
Gross Costs: $7,620
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged: $2,667
Utility Rebates: $1,202
Net Cost: $3,869
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $1,891
Projected Payback Period: 2.0 years
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Hazel Park Recreation Center  Highland Library Highland Maintenance Building
Square Footage: 15,679
Completed: December 2010
Conservation Work Performed: Installation of new energy management system
Gross Costs: $9,420
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged: $3,297
Utility Rebates: $952
Net Cost: $5,171
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $3,213
Projected Payback Period: 1.6 years
Square Footage: 17,390
Completed: January 2012
Conservation Work Performed: Installation of new energy management system
Gross Costs: $34,450
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged: $10,560
Utility Rebates: $4,276
Net Cost: $19,614
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $5,232
Projected Payback Period: 3.7 years
Square Footage: 1,528
Completed: November 2010
Conservation Work Performed: Installation of new energy management system
Gross Costs: $8,040
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged: $2,814
Utility Rebates: $375
Net Cost: $4,852
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $1,843
Projected Payback Period: 2.6 years
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Hillcrest Recreation Center Jimmy Lee Community Center Jimmy Lee Community Center

Square Footage: 21,025
Completed: October 2010
Conservation Work Performed: Installation of new energy management system
Gross Costs: $89,860
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged: $31,451
Utility Rebates: $3,581
Net Cost: $54,828
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $13,214
Projected Payback Period: 4.1 years

Square Footage: 27,042
Completed: September 2012
Conservation Work Performed: Installation of new HVAC system
Gross Costs: $108,305
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged: $21,094
Utility Rebates: $4,625
Net Cost: $73,680
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: TBD
Projected Payback Period: TBD

Square Footage: 27,042
Completed: September 2012
Conservation Work Performed: Installation of new energy management system
Gross Costs: $60,270
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged: $21,094
Utility Rebates: $3,850
Net Cost: $39,176
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $9,040
Projected Payback Period: 4.3 years

 

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 Langford Recreation Center  Linwood Recreation Center Martin Luther King Rec. Center
Square Footage: 7,868
Completed: June 2009
Conservation Work Performed: Installation of energy management system
Gross Costs: $19,970
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged:
Utility Rebates: 1,458
Net Cost: $18,512
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $5,013
Projected Payback Period: 3.5 years
Square Footage: 20,900
Completed: April 2009
Conservation Work Performed: Installation of energy management system
Gross Costs: $68,618
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged:
Utility Rebates: $4,901
Net Cost: $63,717
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $6,975
Projected Payback Period: 9.1 years
Square Footage: 45,882
Completed: September 2012
Conservation Work Performed: Installation of energy management system
Gross Costs: $84,980
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged: $29,743
Utility Rebates: $4,254
Net Cost: $50,983
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $11,890
Projected Payback Period: 4.2 years
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North Dale Recreation Center Phalen Lake Golf Clubhouse Phalen Lake Recreation Center
Square Footage: 28,032
Completed: November 2010
Conservation Work Performed: Installation of new energy management system
Gross Costs: $9,980
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged: $3,493
Utility Rebates: $1,618
Net Cost: $4,869
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $5,675
Projected Payback Period: 0.9 years
Square Footage: 16,983
Completed: March 2009
Conservation Work Performed: Installation of energy management system
Gross Costs: $54,890
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged:
Utility Rebates: $9,560
Net Cost: $45,330
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $13,078
Projected Payback Period: 3.5 years
Square Footage: 4,268
Completed: November 2010
Conservation Work Performed: Installation of new energy management system
Gross Costs: $7,880
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged: $2,758
Utility Rebates: $1,003
Net Cost: $4,119
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $3,357
Projected Payback Period: 1.2 years
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Public Works Garage Public Works Garage Public Works North Garage
Square Footage: 90,799
Completed: April 2012
Conservation Work Performed: Replace air handler
Gross Costs: $228,490
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged: $63,490
Utility Rebates: $3,500
Net Cost: $161,500
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $11,429
Projected Payback Period: 14.1 years

Square Footage: 90,799
Completed: April 2012
Conservation Work Performed: Installation of new energy management system
Gross Costs: $100,300
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged: $35,116
Utility Rebates: $15,279
Net Cost: $49,935
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $21,776
Projected Payback Period: 2.3 years

 

Square Footage: 16,100
Completed: May 2009
Conservation Work Performed: Remove high pressure sodium lights and install new energy efficient lighting
Gross Costs: $9,987
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged:
Utility Rebates: $1,587
Net Cost: $8,400
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $1,050
Projected Payback Period: 8.0 years
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Rice Street Library Street Maintenance Facility Sun Ray Library
Square Footage: 11,658
Completed: January 2009
Conservation Work Performed: Installation of energy management system
Gross Costs: $17,648
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged:
Utility Rebates: $1,348
Net Cost: $16,300
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $4,862
Projected Payback Period: 3.4 years
Square Footage: 29,069
Completed: May 2009
Conservation Work Performed: Installation of energy management system
Gross Costs: $51,244
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged:
Utility Rebates:
$3,044
Net Cost: $48,200
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $14,122
Projected Payback Period: 3.4 years
Square Footage: 17,150
Completed: February 2012
Conservation Work Performed: Installation of new energy management system
Gross Costs: $25,870
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged: $7,728
Utility Rebates: $3,788
Net Cost: $18,142
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $4,517
Projected Payback Period: 4.0 years
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Traffic Operations Facility West Minnehaha Rec. Center
Square Footage: 58,270
Completed: January 2012
Conservation Work Performed: Installation of new energy management system
Gross Costs: $128,600
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged: $33,810
Utility Rebates: $6,301
Net Cost: $88,489
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $11,429
Projected Payback Period: 7.7 years
Square Footage: 10,906
Completed: January 2012
Conservation Work Performed: Installation of new energy management system
Gross Costs: $10,280
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged: $3,162
Utility Rebates: $1,243
Net Cost: $5,875
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $1,655
Projected Payback Period: 3.5 years

 

 
 Energy Efficiency Projects in Saint Paul Ramps:
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Block 19 Parking Ramp Kellogg Parking Ramp Lawson Parking Ramp
Square Footage: 388,635
Completed: 2010
Conservation Work Performed: Replaced 262 high pressure sodium lights with 28 watt fluorescent lighting
Gross Costs: $44,133
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged: $15,477
Utility Rebates: $14,573
Net Cost: $14,113
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $18,492
Projected Payback Period: 0.7 years
Square Footage: 131,070
Completed: 2010
Conservation Work Performed: Replaced 280 high pressure sodium lights with 28 watt fluorescent lighting
Gross Costs: $59,912
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged: N/A
Utility Rebates: $8,064
Net Cost: $51,484
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $11,814
Projected Payback Period: 4.4 years
Square Footage: 370,000
Completed: 2010
Conservation Work Performed: Replaced 218 high pressure sodium lights with 28 watt fluorescent lighting
Gross Costs: $39,994
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged: $13,998
Utility Rebates: $7,567
Net Cost: $18,429
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $7,889
Projected Payback Period: 2.3 years
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Lowertown Parking Ramp RiverCentre Parking Ramp Robert Street Parking Ramp
Square Footage: 319,979
Completed: 2010
Conservation Work Performed: Replaced 354 high pressure sodium lights with 28 watt fluorescent lighting
Gross Costs: $53,735
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged: $18,807
Utility Rebates: $14,133
Net Cost: $20,795
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $14,351
Projected Payback Period: 1.5 years
Square Footage: 379,300
Completed: March 2010
Conservation Work Performed: Replaced 847 high pressure sodium lights with 28 watt fluorescent lighting
Gross Costs: $126,007
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged: $44,102
Utility Rebates: $73,031
Net Cost: $8,874
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $50,000
Projected Payback Period: 0.2 years
Square Footage: 322,229
Completed: 2010
Conservation Work Performed: Replaced 985 high pressure sodium lights with 28 watt fluorescent lighting
Gross Costs: $94,989
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged: $33,246
Utility Rebates: $22,088
Net Cost: $39,655
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $28,070
Projected Payback Period: 1.4 years
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Smith Parking Ramp

 7A Parking Ramp  
Square Footage: 290,850
Completed: 2010
Conservation Work Performed: Replaced 246 high pressure sodium lights with 28 watt fluorescent lighting
Gross Costs: $53,105
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged: $18,886
Utility Rebates: $19,525
Net Cost: $14,694
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $26,392
Projected Payback Period: 0.5 years
Square Footage: 271,803
Completed:
Conservation Work Performed: Replaced 360 high pressure sodium lights with 28 watt fluorescent lighting
Gross Costs: $43,777
Federal Stimulus Money Leveraged: $15,322
Utility Rebates: $24,320
Net Cost: $4,135
Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $24,744
Projected Payback Period: 0.2 years
 

Download the building and parking ramp showcases.

Reducing Energy Costs in City Buildings
October 7, 2010



U.S. Department of Energy video featuring Saint Paul's J&J Distributing Green Expansion
April 14, 2011



Questions? Contact Jim Giebel, Energy Coordinator, , 651-266-6138.
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