More use should be made of energy-saving products in Federal buildings.

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Get this from a library. More use should be made of energy-saving products in Federal buildings: report. [United States. General Accounting Office.]. The many facets of the Federal Energy Management Program are evaluated. The use of available energy-saving technology and several areas where the program could be improved through more effective management are discussed.

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General Accounting. • Priority should continue to be given to energy efficiency. A renewable requirement should be additive or complementary to energy efficiency, not a substitute for it. • Renewable energy requirements in building energy codes should be part of a broader national renewable energy strategy.

The broader strategy includes such things as financial. Here are four tips on how you can make the case for energy efficiency in your facility.

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When purchasing an energy efficient appliance, you should look for appliances with the ENERGY STAR label, which is a federal guarantee that the appliance will consume less energy during use and when on standby than standard non-energy efficient models.

Energy savings differ based on. You can search for green buildings in your area in the U.S. Department of Energy's High Performance Buildings Database.

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Two of the most commonly used green building rating systems in the United States are the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). Energy Saving and Cost-Effectiveness Goal.

• Federal building designs must be at least 30% more energy efficient than buildings built to the prevailing private sector standards, if cost-effective • This is a “soft” goal, as the energy savings must be “at least 30%” but also “cost- effective”.File Size: KB. Steps to make historically-designated buildings more energy efficient that require exterior changes (including windows and doors) require a Landmark Alteration Certificate (LAC).

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When looking at how to save energy in buildings, consider a new type of air conditioner: a VRF system. A VRF system is capable of supplying both heat and cooling.

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With the global population set to grow by 3 billion bynow is the time to invest in energy efficient buildings. Photograph: Alamy In the coming. An energy ____ is a comprehensive review of a facilities energy use and report on ways to reduce the energy use through changes to buildings, equipment and procedures." Audit "______ control is the organization and management of commonly used parts, vendors, supplies and purchasing records in the preventive maintenance system.".

The average commercial building wastes 30 percent of the energy it consumes. That means that if you haven’t done anything to save energy, chances are, you’ll find many opportunities to improve. Start with no- and low-cost improvements, and then use savings to pay for more extensive upgrades.

All federal investments in buildings should lower buildings’ energy use while maintaining or enhancing levels of service and realizing additional benefits for.

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