City of Indianapolis

Comprehensive Energy Retrofit Project




Square Feet


Annual Guaranteed Energy Savings

Project Description

The City of Indianapolis Department of Public Works issued a request for proposals for a guaranteed energy project in 2009. From a field of 12 competitors, Performance Services was ultimately selected to identify, design, and implement energy conservation measures in 15 buildings, including an integrated front-end control system and comprehensive energy retrofit at the City-County Building.

The Marion County Building Authority has overseen a number of energy-related improvements over the years, but nothing as comprehensive as this project, which utilized a holistic approach and included measurable results. The energy conservation initiatives will serve to demonstrate leadership in sustainable practices and help achieve the goal of substantial energy savings for Marion County taxpayers.

Performance Services successfully implemented a deep energy retrofit of the City-County Building and significant energy efficiency improvements at several other City/County facilities including the Marion County Jail. They were very responsive throughout the project implementation, which due to the size of the project (15 buildings, 2+ million square feet) took almost 18 months to complete. Many of the buildings were old and fully occupied 24/7, which required phasing in the schedule in such a manner as not to disturb building users. Performance Services also completed ARRA/Stimulus-funded portions of the project and arranged for subcontractors to be onsite during visits by the Federal Department of Energy grantors.
John Hazlett
Project Manager, Department of Sustainability, City of Indianapolis