DMV News Releases
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, August 02, 2013
Media Contact: Sunni Brown
Department of Motor Vehicles
Richmond Central on Broad Street Undergoing Window Replacement
DMV Office Renovation Will Reduce Energy Use and Save Money
RICHMOND - Customers visiting DMV's Richmond Central Office located at 2300 West Broad Street will notice the building is undergoing a major renovation. DMV remains open while contractors work to replace the windows throughout the building. During the window replacement project, measures are being taken to ensure customers can move in and out of the building safely.
The windows, most of which are more than 30 years old, are being replaced as part of a project to maximize energy efficiency of the building. It's estimated that replacing more than 1,200 windows coupled with upgrades to the building's lighting, water and HVAC systems will reduce energy use at DMV's headquarters facility by as much as $285,000 every year. That translates to approximately 2,500 offset metric tons of carbon dioxide annually.
Following the Governor's Executive Order 19 (Conservation and Efficiency in the Operation of State Government), DMV continuously looks for ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. Through the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, DMV partnered with Trane Corporation to conduct an energy audit of the agency's facilities. Completed at the end of 2011, that audit found that while many of the Broad Street building's systems (some dating to the original construction in 1978) had been well maintained, they were inefficient by current standards.
The project should be completed in the fall.