I noticed people wearing coats/sweaters in the summer. By setting thermostat back up to 10 degrees saves up to 20% on Cooling/Heating bill. We conserve energy where ever possible at home; the same should apply at work.
Shut off all power to the inmate housing units during "tent days". This is a time period when the temperature is reasonable to sleep outside (e.g. between 60 and 80 degrees Farenheit). This would save immensely (e.g. electrical, heating and cooling costs).
Install Hardwired attic fans attached to solar panels. This would work by during the hot months electricly kicking on and drawing out hot are better than non electrical systems. The benefit would be that it would lower the attic temperature thus lowering the cooling that would be disapated through the 100 degree attic during the summer.
Our VA has many seperate buildings connected by what is called a Tramway (basically a sidewalk with brick walls, a roof, and many windows). This tramway is heated in the winter but not cooled in the summer so the windows are usually open. The buildings doorways are left open to the tramways to enable handicapped... more »