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County Purchases Renewable Energy Certificates for County Facilities

In March 2016, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners entered into a 26-month contract with AEP Energy to purchase Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) equal to 25.6 million kWh per year.  The certificates equate to 100% of the energy currently supplied by AEP to the County’s forty-seven (47) facilities.

Courthouse Entrance (373 S. High St) to Close

Beginning May 5, the main County Courthouse entrance (373 S. High St.), marked by two revolving doors, will be closed indefinitely due to the renovation of the Hall of Justice building.

Entry to the County Courthouse (373 S. High St.) is available at the Pavilion Entrance (365 S. High St.) and the Common Pleas Courthouse (345 S. High St.).

The renovation of the Hall of Justice is expected to be complete this fall. The repurposed facility will feature a first floor conference facility, while the Adult Probation department will occupy floors 4-6, and the Law Library will return to the tenth floor.

Eight County Buildings Join Lights Out Columbus Initiative

Every spring and fall, millions of birds migrate through Columbus on their way to or from their breeding grounds. Many birds migrate at night, and lights on tall buildings can lead to collisions with buildings or windows. Lights Out programs provide an opportunity to reduce the number of collision-related kills by reducing lighting.

Franklin County Common Pleas Courthouse

The Common Pleas Courthouse opened June 2011. It has a LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Franklin County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center

The Franklin County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center opened October 2011. The facility was designed to be LEED Silver and Franklin County is awaiting approval for official certification.

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We provide building maintenance and upkeep at our county facilities to ensure a clean and functional environment. We provide electronic voice communications, community service and supplemental services to ensure a desirable business environment. We provide construction administration and management, protective and safety enhancements, to ensure a safe and secure environment.

John O'Grady President
Paula Brooks
Marilyn Brown