Infrastructure

Lighting

  • The Town has retrofitted the interior lights at Town Administration offices and Housing and Community Development, Orange Park Community Center and EASE foundation with energy efficient light bulbs that contain lower mercury.
  • The Town has installed LED lights and solar panels at Liberty Park as part of a pilot project.
  • The Town has converted exterior lighting at Old Davie School from incandescent to fluorescent lighting.
  • The Town replaced Sports Lights at Bamford and Shenandoah Parks with Musco energy efficient lighting.
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Energy Use

  • The Town installed high efficiency AC units at the Building Department, Housing and Community Development Department, Orange Park Community Center, and EASE building.
  • The Town has replaced inefficient windows and doors on several of its facilities with energy efficient and tinted glass, as well as upgraded bathroom fixtures with water efficient equipment.
  • The Town is using low environmental impact coil cleaners and low VOC paints.
  • The Town has reduced the heat island effect of their facilities by specifying high SRI roofing Colors.
  • The Public Works department replaced Town-owned building thermostats with programmable thermostats.
  • The Town has implemented Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) technology to more effectively read water meters resulting in fewer vehicle miles traveled, less gasoline consumed, and reduced carbon emissions.
  • The Town replaced the Police Station HVAC unit with high efficiency units and is replacing the building automation system.
  • The Town’s new fire rescue Station #86 at Shenandoah Park is being designed to qualify for a LEED Silver Certification.

Water

  • The Town completed the “Davie Clean Water Project”, which involved  the construction of a six MGD Brackish reverse osmosis Water Treatment Facility as well as a 3.5 MGD Reclaimed Water Facility.

Parks & Lands

  • The Town added recycling bins and a recycling dumpster at the Town’s main sports facility, Pine Island Park.
  • The Town has expanded its park and open space system through the acquisition of land, enhancing the acres of open space per capita.
  • The Town completed multiple landscaping projects that saved hundreds of trees from destruction and added tree canopy at Town facilities and rights-of-ways, including the 595 expansion project.
  • The Town has 137 miles of recreation trails and 78 miles of equestrian trails.
  • There are 1,784 acres of parks within the Town’s borders.

Fleet

  • Town Council adopted a vehicle replacement program to ensure that alternative vehicles are considered whenever vehicle replacements are considered. The Town currently has four hybrid vehicles in operation.
  • The Town implemented an Idling Reduction Policy for Town Vehicles, prohibiting non-emergency vehicles from idling for more than three (3) consecutive minutes.
  • In 2010, the Town Fleet Department was awarded as being among the "100 Best Fleets in North America"