Energy Efficiency In Your GOVERNMENT
Saving energy saves money and makes buildings and their occupants more comfortable. These tips apply to almost any government agency.
- State Building Energy Conservation Program (SBECP)
This 20-year old conservation program for state buildings and facilities was initiated to reduce energy costs. Demonstrated savings are returned to the program to repay the cost of the project and eventually to fund other conservation projects.
- Expert Links
Sooner or later, you’ll want to hire a contractor buy an appliance, or purchase do-it-yourself materials. Visit these sites for the background information you need to make the right decisions. Remember, you’re spending money on energy efficiency so you can save money on your energy bills. Be sure you spend it wisely.
- Finance Options
Reductions in energy costs can finance building improvements. Here are ways for federal, state and local governments to finance large or small-scale energy efficiency projects.
- DEQ Energy Services
The Department of Environmental Quality has programs to assist government agencies with planning and implementing energy efficiency projects.
- Utility Contacts
Your utility may have programs that would help your agency save money.