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Department of Energy

Require Geothermal for all long-term New Construction

Geothermal heating and air-conditioning systems cost more up front but, for long-term facilities, provide significant payback. Implementing geothermal HVAC for all government buildings expected to be in service for 20 or more years will decrease fuel demand, diminish global warming/heating, and increase the supply of contractors who can install such systems and do the necessary drilling, thereby lowering the cost for... more »

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Department of Defense

Require the use of FEMP Energy Savings Performance Contracts

Maximum use of the DOE/FEMP ESPCs should be made mandatory (not just a recommendation) to conserve and produce as much energy as possible at all federal sites and buildings. The ESPCs provide “self-funding” and easily-authorized energy improvements but are grossly underutilized and largely unknown in the federal system. The ESPCs were established in the mid 1990s to help federal agencies, sites and buildings upgrade... more »

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