BLOOMINGTON, IN — The Bloomington City Council
passed the city’s first green building ordinance last week that requires 15 government buildings to meet stringent energy efficiency standards, according to the Indiana Daily Student
Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan said: "We continue to strive to be better environmental stewards, and identifying energy efficiencies is critical since, in the long run, they reduce our operating costs and decrease our carbon footprint."
The cost of the energy-efficient upgrades will be offset within a 10-year period, the story noted.
The city''s efforts will save taxpayers money in the long run and will reduce the city''s carbon footprint, the story added.