Reports & Publications

Annual Reports


Performance Measures

Facilities 2015 Performance Measures


Success Stories

Success Stories


Awards/Recognition

2015

The Alms & Doepke building, managed by the Department of County Facilities, received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR Award indicating that it is among the top 25% of facilities in the country for energy performance.

Department of Facilities was a Finalist in the Green Business Awards for Greater Cincinnati sponsored by USGBC - Cincinnati Chapter and Business Courier for their Energy Conservation Master Plan.


2014

The 230 William Howard Taft, 250 William Howard Taft, 800 Broadway and the County Administration buildings managed by the Department of County Facilities, received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR Award indicating that it is among the top 25% of facilities in the country for energy performance.

Department of Facilities was a Finalist in the Green Business Awards for Greater Cincinnati sponsored by USGBC - Cincinnati Chapter and Business Courier for their Energy Conservation Master Plan.


2013

Department of Facilities was a Finalist in the Green Business Awards for Greater Cincinnati sponsored by USGBC - Cincinnati Chapter and Business Courier for their Energy Conservation Master Plan.

Members of the Facilities Administrative Team, including Ralph Linne, Diana Supe, Bert Watts, Tim Schuh and Susan Bauer, received the IWMS and TIFM Visionary of the Year Award, presented at the International ARCHIBUS Users Conference.

County Facilities was honored with 3 Cincinnati Kilowatt Crackdown awards. The County Administration Building was recognized as second place Highest Performing Building. Most Improved Performance second and third place awards went to the County Courthouse and Alms & Doepke.

2012

800 Broadway and the County Administration buildings, both managed by the Department of County Facilities, received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR Award indicating that they were among the top 25% of facilities in the country for energy performance.

Hamilton County had two of the three County owned government buildings in the State of Ohio to earned the ENERGY STAR certification.

2011

Interface FLOR recognized Hamilton County, for our "Green" initiatives in the area of Carpeting. The "Cool Carpet" certificate acknowledges that the County has replaced 53.86 square feet of carpet, with the new Cool Carpet, resulting in the retirement of 0.96 tons of verified greenhouse gas emission reduction credits.

230 William Howard Taft, 800 Broadway, and the County Administration buildings, managed by the Department of County Facilities, received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR Award indicating that they were among the top 25% of facilities in the country for energy performance. These three buildings were the only County owned government buildings in the State of Ohio to earned the ENERGY STAR certification

2010

Interface FLOR recognized Hamilton County, for our "Green" initiatives in the area of Carpeting. The "Cool Carpet" certificate acknowledges that the County replaced 647 square feet of carpet, with the new Cool Carpet, resulting in the retirement of 10 tons of verified greenhouse gas emission reduction credits.

The 800 Broadway Building, managed by the Department of County Facilities, received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR Award indicating that it is among the top 25% of facilities in the country for energy performance. It was the only County owned government building in the state of Ohio, to earn earned the ENERGY STAR certification. Also, it was the one of nine buildings in downtown Cincinnati to earn this certification.

Michelle Ray, Facilities IS Manager, received the Archibus Distinguished Users Award, presented at the International ARCHIBUS Users Conference.

2009

Hamilton County's Facilities Department Recognized as a Leader in Energy Managment and Sustainability [click here to read the article  ]

The 800 Broadway Building, managed by the Department of County Facilities, has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR Award indicating that it is among the top 25% of facilities in the country for energy performance.

2008

The 800 Broadway Building, managed by the Department of County Facilities, has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR Award indicating that it is among the top 25% of facilities in the country for energy performance. This only one of the nine buildings in Downtown Cincinnati to earn have this award from EPA.

By earning the ENERGY STAR is evidence of Hamilton County's commitment to reducing its impact on the environment. By displaying the ENERGY STAR plaque, we show that our building meets strict energy efficiency guidelines and is low in carbon emissions. Buildings that have earned the ENERGY STAR use on average 35% less energy than typical similar buildings and generate one-third less carbon dioxide.

2007

 

2006

In 2006 BOMA recognized the 800 Broadway Building with The Office Building of the Year (TOBY) in the Government Category at the North Central Regional Level in 2005-06 as the best facility in a five state region, after winning the local award.

2005

 

2004

Department of County Facilities wins the 2004 Governor's Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency for the Five-Year Energy Conservation Program for County Facilities.

Department of County Facilities wins the Ohio Historic Preservation Office's 2004 Award Merit. The award was present for the Steward of the Post Times-Star Building at 800 Broadway in Cincinnati.

2003

Department of County Facilities wins an Application Excellence Award. The award was presented at the International ARCHIBUS/FM Users Conference by Bruce K. Forbes, Founder and President/CEO of ARCHIBUS,Inc. to Ralph Linne, Director of County Facilities, and Diana Weber, Facilities Project Manager for demonstrating a unique, innovative application of the ARCHIBUS/FM software to their organization's own needs and overall structure.

2002

Governor Bob Taft named Hamilton County as one of ten communities in the state designated as the Governor's 2002 Energy Smart Communities. HCFD was commended for our "creative initiatives which are helping Ohio become more energy efficient."

Governing Magazine graded counties across the nation on their performance in five key areas. HCFD was specifically mentioned as "positives" in both the Financial Management and Managing For Results areas.

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) recognized the Hamilton County Courthouse with the internationally recognized The Office Building of the Year (TOBY) award at the regional level in the Government Category.

2001

The Hamilton County Courthouse was presented with a prestigious "Honor Award" given by the Cincinnati chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) during the Cincinnati Design Awards program. This program is a joint award program with AIA, IIDA (an interior design society), SEGD (a graphic design society), and AFC (an architectural foundation). The award recognized the lighting system modernization in the main lobby that was originally designed by Samuel Hannaford, a local architect. The project inlcuded three levels of light modification. The existing chandeliers were renovated, restored, and upgraded. New intense lamps were added to bring light up through the ornate canopy of the fixture and create patterns on the limestone ceiling. Second, new trough fixtures were added to up-light and accent each side arch. These fixtures were created as an extension of the brass door framing systems and appear original to the space. Finally, new high intensity custom sconces were added to accent each cross-arch. These fixtures incorporated the existing brass finishes of the space and are simply detailed, in order to serve as a background to lobby architecture.

The American Society for Public Administrators (ASPA) recognized Jack Middendorf with their Innovation Award. This signifies an outstanding achievement in successfully applying a new innovative technology or technique to the department.

BOMA awarded the Hamilton County Courthouse with the TOBY award at the local level in the Historical Building category.

BOMA awarded the William Howard Taft Center with the TOBY award at the local level in the Government category.

ASPA recognized Sharon Chamberlin as a finalist in the Early Careerist category.

2000

The National Association of Counties presented us with an Achievement Award. We were presented for our "Equipment Selection procedure based on life cycle costing in recognition of an innovative program which contributes to and enhances county government in the United States." Life Cycle Costing recognizes that the first cost of the equipment is commonly only one quarter to one half of the total cost of ownership over the service life. This costing method finds the equipment with the lowest cost of ownership using standard Net Present Value methodology, thus saving the County and taxpayers money over the life of the equipment.

BOMA presented the William Howard Taft Center with the TOBY award at the regional level in the Government category.


‚Äč