State Buildings Green Energy Project
In August 2019, the Facilities Management Division of the New Mexico General Services Department began a $32 million project to improve the energy efficiency of more than 30 executive buildings in Santa Fe. The project, scheduled for completion in 2022, will cut the buildings’ energy bills in half and reduce climate-warming carbon emissions.
The State Buildings Green Energy Project includes installation of rooftop solar power on 16 buildings and construction of three solar carports. Project work also includes installation of low-flow toilets and other water-conservation measures, installation of window film, window caulking, improvements to temperature controls and heating and air conditioning systems, and upgrades to electrical transformers.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has made building a clean energy future for New Mexico and reducing the state’s impact on climate change a priority of her administration.
The General Services Department received $20 million for the State Buildings Green Energy Project in legislation approved in 2019 by the Legislature and signed by the Governor. The department received an additional $12 million through bonds sold by the New Mexico Finance Authority. Those bonds will be paid off with utility savings.
Trane Technologies is the contractor for the State Buildings Green Energy Project.
For questions about the project, contact the Facilities Management Division at 505-827-2141.