Energy Efficiency in our Facilities: In 2009, the City of Cedar Park was awarded $519,700, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, to develop and implement projects to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy use and fossil fuel emissions in our community. These funds were used to make much-needed improvements to our City facilities. Projects include installation of energy-saving lighting at the Library, introduction of motion controlled lighting at City facilities, replacement of outdated “energy-hog” HVAC units with more efficient systems, application of window tinting to reduce heating and cooling costs, and replacement of the old City Hall roof with Energy Star roofing material.
Additionally, most of the City facilities include energy efficient techniques and technology, for example Energy Star appliances, motion controlled lighting, window tinting, use of local materials when available, and weather sensitive irrigation systems. These technologies are now standard for any new facilities the City builds. Not only are these techniques beneficial for our environment, but analysis indicates that the up-front costs are justified by long-term energy and resource savings.
The City encourages residents and business owners to also consider the savings of “green” building, when planning new construction.
Cedar Park residents mostly purchase their electricity from Pedernales Electric Cooperative, Inc. (PEC). PEC offers free energy audits to its customers along with educational information to help you become more energy efficient. Please visit PEC's website for more information on how PEC can assist you.