This 24/7/365 facility achieved a 50% energy reduction making the 329 kW solar PV array affordable. The facility also has a net metering agreement with the local utility company that provides revenue from selling all unneeded power back to the gird. The Police Station, which is the first of its kind achieved petal recognition for energy from the International Living Futures Institute.
The Franklin County Courthouse earned a 2015 Illumination Award of Merit for the lighting work that accentuates the exterior features of the building including 16 limestone columns that surround the new plaza and frame the courthouse. The original building was constructed in 1835.