Renewable Energy

Johnson County has made a good start in this area, most recently with the large solar array on the new (and very green) AME Building.  But its momentum needs to continue.  All existing County buildings can be retrofitted for greater energy efficiency and use of renewables like geothermal and solar, and all future buildings can be built with greater energy efficiency and use of renewables.  It costs roughly 5% more to build a green building but that increased cost is normally paid for in less than 5 years with energy savings. Leaders must have the vision to look ahead more than one budget year.