Farmington Hills to reveal green changes for City Hall

The City of Farmington Hills debuted its plan for a green renovation of its City Hall building Feb. 11.  Officials have been saving for years to fund the project.

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City Manager Steve Brock said officials want to break ground on the project later this year.

“We’re rolling,” said Brock.

Design work on the improvements began in September. Officials say the updates, for which there are no cost estimates, could include green features like solar panels and a recycling system for storm water. Parts of the current 30,000-square-foot City Hall–which dates to the 1950s–will be torn down and others will be remodeled.

The new building could be reopened in 2010 and officials want it to be certified under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system from the U.S. Green Building Council. The certification is the national standard for the design, construction and operation of green buildings.

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