When kicking off 20-40-15, the City worked closely with McKinstry, a firm touted by President Barack Obama as a “model for the nation” for its work in retrofitting schools and office buildings throughout the country to make them more energy efficient.
The City’s partnership with McKinstry guaranteed the estimated savings from the projects it recommended would pay for the cost of implementing those projects as well as the firm’s consulting fees. If the savings fell short of the costs the City incurred, McKinstry would make up the difference — a win-win arrangement for the City and its taxpayers.
The final results for the 20-40-15 initiative were presented at the Feb. 16, 2016, City Council meeting. The City did meet, and even exceeded its goals — energy efficiency in City facilities increased by 21.8 percent and the fuel efficiency in the City's vehicle fleet increased by 44.4 percent.
Watch the video below for the full City Council meeting presentation:
More information about 20-40-15 can be found in the following: