Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy for Units of Local Governments and Indian Tribes
CX(s) Applied: B1.32, A1, A9, B5.1
Location(s): Ankeny, Iowa
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The City of Ankeny, in Central Iowa, experienced a 35% population growth between 2000 and 2008, from 27,000 residents to 41,500. Committed to sustainable growth, Ankeny's three new municipal buildings-a police station headquarters and two new fire stations-have been built to be energy-efficient. Plans are in development for a $23 million city hall library complex, which is intended to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver guidelines. Since 2005, Ankeny has also collaborated with a team of local developers, architects, businesses, home builders, and civic organizations and invested in developing a 1,100-acre site into Iowa's largest "New Urbanist" master planned community, known as Prairie Trail. Sustainability elements were written into the city ordinance that created Prairie Trail. While these are significant efforts, Ankeny seeks Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funds for additional efficiency projects.