Energy in the Built Environment/Energy Generation

  • Participation in energy aggregation with power to be supplied from 100% renewable sources
  • Portion of Uptown Station's 3rd floor roof covered in vegetation (green roof)
  • Solar Electric Demonstration System on Children's Discovery Museum roof
  • Lighting upgrades throughout the Town in many buildings - more efficient fixtures and occupancy controls
  • Greenhouse Gas Baseline Emissions Inventory
  • Energy Education
  • Passage of a solar and wind ordinance within the Zoning Code

The U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy & Environmental (LEED®) green building program is the preeminent program for the design, construction, maintenance and operations of high-performance green buildings. Learn more at

In 2009, a portion of the Uptown Normal renewal area achieved Silver level certification in the LEED® for Neighborhood Development (LEED® ND) program based on the environmentally sensitive design of the Uptown as a neighborhood area. In addition to including several LEED-certified buildings, Uptown Normal has walkable, tree-lined streets, bike and pedestrian amenities, proximity to public transit, and many other sustainable design features.

  • Uptown Station was built per LEED® standards and registered with the certification goal of LEED® Silver
  • Children's Discovery Museum was built per LEED® standards and achieved LEED® Silver certification

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