Federal Energy Management Programs – The Government Regulates Itself
Large-scale energy management programs are becoming more and more commonplace every day. Not only does the government seek to reduce usage for financial reasons, but new regulations instated by the U.S. Department of Energy require federal agencies to report their annual usage levels for sustainability measures.
The Federal Energy Management Program was created to set a standard that would act as an example to industries across the nation. Government operations currently sit at the top of the list of national energy consumers, and with a sweeping, decade-long plan in effect, federal agencies expect to save $8 billion to $11 billion in costs by 2020.
Recent building retrofits have already accounted for a 25% decrease in usage, but with a strong focus on a “green” future, as well as ever-rising energy costs, federal buildings – especially data centers – must take drastic measures to reduce consumption of electricity, natural gas, and oil.
What does this mean for you?
Not only do such measures reduce greenhouse gases and increase sustainability, but they also reduce dependence on foreign oil sources, create jobs and drive down prices, and save consumers money in the long run, as well.
How can Stanley Energy help?
As New England-based energy management consultants, Stanley Energy can help federal buildings in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Vermont to drastically cut energy usages through comprehensive building audits and analysis, implementing innovative software to track and monitor consumption, even seeking out alternative sources and supply companies. Using a unique strategy for you and your building, we can cut energy costs by as much as 35%.