LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Metro Louisville is getting greener.
On Tuesday, Mayor Greg Fischer announced nearly $27 million in energy efficient upgrades and repairs to government buildings across the city and the good news is the city won't have to go into debt to pay for the improvements.
The city has signed a deal with Johnson Controls to fund improvements.
Large pieces of outdated, inefficient equipment will be replaced. Lighting, insulation and wiring will be updated and solar power will be used to heat water.
Johnson Controls, which employs 1,100 people in Louisville will pay the upfront costs and Metro Government will make payments on the project through a performance contract.