The luck of the Irish seems to be smiling on our community today as two exciting GREEN announcements have been made. IHMC has received LEED Gold certification for the renovation of their building; and the Ocala Utility Services is helping customers save some green by lowering their electric rates.
According to IHMC, the recognition is particularly gratifying since the primary recipients of gold-level certifications are new construction projects. It is exceptional for a renovation to achieve higher than a silver-level distinction.
The City of Ocala shares that for the fifth time since the peak of 2008, the Ocala City Council has lowered electric rates.
The latest decrease, which takes effect April 1 for Ocala Utility Services customers, will reduce residential rates by 3.9 percent and commercial and industrial rates by 4.1 percent on average.
To learn more about the electric rate decrease, read the City of Ocala’s announcement on their Web site.