From the Florida Times-Union
CITY PLANNERS SEE SAVINGS IN GREEN
Jacksonville, JEA and UNF hope to be leaders with more environmentally friendly building.
Mayor John Peyton has told his staff that he wants the city's buildings to be more environmentally friendly, hoping the city also will save on long-term operating, energy and water costs.
He wants to start with the future City Hall Annex in the old Haverty's building - the so-called 407 Building - owned by the Jacksonville Police and Fire Pension Fund.
There are plans to spread the greening effort to other buildings, including the new county courthouse slated for construction later this year.
JEA is also making environmentally friendly changes in four of its buildings. But the public sector leader of the greening movement is the University of North Florida, with its recently completed Social Sciences Building. It plans to follow suit on several future construction projects. More...