Shelby County, Ohio

Courthouse Legacy Project


Project Overview

Shelby County Courthouse Legacy Project

Shelby County Commissioners selected Energy Systems Group (ESG), a leading energy services provider, to develop and implement a $4.8 million Legacy Energy Savings Project made possible by Ohio House Bill 295. The project includes comprehensive infrastructure improvements to the historical Shelby County Courthouse.


The courthouse, located in downtown Sidney, Ohio, is a 135-year old 4-story block facility of approximately 39,300 square feet. Energy and cost avoidance savings of approximately $425,700 per year will cover the cost of the project over the 15-year term of the contract. The project is expected to be complete by December 2015.

Building Improvements

Shelby County Courthouse Legacy Project

The Shelby County Courthouse Legacy Project includes key energy conservation measures that will reduce utility and operating costs, increasing the longevity of the courthouse building and making it a more energy efficient and sustainable facility. The improvements include custom built wood (Old Growth Cyprus) windows which are being built by Stulls Woodworking approximately 25 minutes from Sidney, Ohio.  Other improvements include:


  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC)
  • New hybrid heat pump HVAC system
  • Lighting retrofits
  • Drop ceiling replacements
  • Fire/life safety system installation
  • Roof repair/replacements
  • Door replacements and repairs
  • Masonry/stone restoration
  • Integrated building automation and controls

Environmental & Economic Benefits

Shelby County Courthouse Legacy Project

By implementing these key energy conservation measures, Shelby County will save 1,354,200 kWh in electric energy and 85,860 Therms in natural gas, over the term of the contract with Energy Systems Group. Shelby County will reduce its carbon footprint by 1,389 metric tons of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to any one of the following:

  • Generating enough electricity to power 192 homes
  • Removing emissions from 292 passenger vehicles
  • Planting 1,138 acres of forest


Promoting Local Economic Growth in Ohio

The ESG team, dedicated to giving back to the communities in which they live, work, and serve, built a strong project team comprised of nine local subcontractors for the implementation of energy conservation measures and building renovations.


Sidney, Ohio Companies

Area Energy & Electric, Inc.

Regal Plumbing & Heating Company

Eck Refrigeration

Ohio Valley Integration Services,  Inc.

Sollman Electric Company

Westerheide Contstruction Company

Dickman Industrial & Electrical Supplies


Other Local Ohio Companies

Midwest Maintenance, Inc.

Stull Woodworks, Inc.

Hemm’s Glass Shops, Inc.

Cotterman & Company Inc. (Roofing)



Media & Handouts

Shelby County Courthouse Legacy Project

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Shelby County

Address: Shelby County Commissioners Office

129 East Court Street

Sidney, OH 45365


Phone: 309.344.2518



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