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New Southeast Service Center Built to the Sustainable Energy Standard
The City of Tucson's new Southeast Service Center houses the Ward Four (IV) offices, community services office, and a city collections office/counter.
This is the first of the new City of Tucson buildings which are to be constructed according to the Tucson-Pima County Sustainable Energy Standard. The standard requires that: "The calculated target annual energy consumption of the building shell and mechanical system and domestic hot water heating shall be less than 50% of the energy required by the present Tucson/Pima County Model Code Energy (CABO Model Energy Code, 1995 Edition)."
The Southeast Service Center features:
Tucson has almost completed retrofits under the EPA's Green Lights program and now is implementing the EPA's Energy Star Building Program. The City has adopted the Sustainable Energy Standard as the building guide for all new, remodeled or expanded City facilities unless inappropriate or excessively costly.