When it comes to improving the environment and quality of life the Village of Orland Park leads by example. Orland Park is the first in the nation to have a “Leed (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold” Police Station. In doing so we are committed to using new building technologies and practices that will enhance the quality of life for everyone working in and using our buildings.
The Parks and Building Maintenance Departments have adopted a new set of construction and renovation of municipal facilities policies, in a manner that provides a healthier indoor environment, reduces operating costs, and conserves energy, not only indoors but outdoor as well. Listed below are some examples of what we have done and will continue to do in the future:
- Water Efficiency - Ultra low-flow fixtures, occupant sensors, reusing stormwater for non-potable applications, rain gages for our sprinkler systems
- Electrical Efficiency - LED exit signs, LED lighting for seasonal decorating, fluorescent lamp recycling program
- HVAC Efficiency - Automated HVAC system, new and existing units will be upgraded from using R22 to R410 to gasses
- Recycling - Paper, cardboard, and plastic
- Building Management - Indoor air quality measures: low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), adhesives, solvents and cleaners. New office equipment/furniture will have Low-Emitting Material and be Energy Star certified.
- Landscapes, Open Space, and Parks - New bike paths, tree and natural plantings
More Village of Orland Park Green Initiatives