Legislative Branch

Change thermostat settings - by just one degree (as a start)!

There is an easy and quick way for all Government agencies and organizations to reduce costs immediately! Let’s all move our thermostats up one degree in the summer and down one degree in the winter. I have worked in many Government buildings in my career where I have been cold in the summer and hot in the winter. As a couple of examples, we could save a lot in our facilities costs If we just move the A/C to come on at 73 instead of 72 or the heat to come on at 68 instead of 69. Seems like everyone could tolerate a one degree adjustment without a lot of discussion and without requiring any legislation or oversight.

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Idea No. 11660