Facade improvement at Madison Heights City Hall (video)
Madison Heights’ City Hall was built in the 1960s, when energy efficiency was not a high priority. The building was cold all winter long and cost a fortune to heat. A building assessment performed by the Energy Office discovered that large gaps in the walls of the building were allowing lots of cold air to seep into the building during the winter months.
The Energy Office recommended a building facade upgrade, which would insulate and seal the holes and replace the existing cracked facade with an attractive, energy efficient material. The project was funded by a grant through the Department of Labor and Economic Growth (now the Michigan Energy Office) and is expected to save the city 19% of their heating costs each year, for the life of the building.
Finally, the improvement will result in a more comfortable work space for city workers. No more space heaters under the desk!