Energy efficiency (21 - 30 of 40 items)
Barriers To Installing Energy-Efficient Lighting in Federal Buildings
T-GGD-90-54: Published: Jul 11, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1990.
GAO discussed the barriers to installing energy-saving fluorescent light bulbs in federal buildings. GAO found that: (1) there was a lack of funding for investment in conservation technology; (2) during the last administration, energy conservation did not receive a high priority in government operations, and the dispersion of operating authority for government buildings makes central leadership di...
Energy Conservation: Federal Shared Energy Savings Contracting
RCED-89-99: Published: Apr 17, 1989. Publicly Released: May 17, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' use of shared energy savings contracts.GAO found that: (1) as of November 30, 1988, only the U.S. Postal Service and the Army had awarded shared energy savings contracts; and (2) the Postal Service will achieve about $593,000 in cost savings over the life of its 7-year contract, and the Army will achieve about $3.5 million in savi...
Energy Conservation: Funding State Energy Assistance Programs
RCED-87-114FS: Published: Mar 31, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO determined: (1) total funding for state energy assistance programs from both congressional appropriations and oil company overcharge settlements; (2) how much the Department of Energy (DOE) collected from oil companies as a result of overcharge settlements; and (3) how states used oil overcharge funds.GAO found that: (1) during fiscal years 1982 through...
Energy Conservation: Federal Home Energy Audit Program Has Not Achieved Expectations
RCED-87-38: Published: Dec 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1986.
GAO provided information on the Department of Energy's (DOE) Residential Conservation Service Program (RCS), specifically: (1) its potential for achieving energy savings; (2) its costs and benefits, including measured energy savings; and (3) utilities' implementation efforts and adoption of other residential conservation programs.GAO found that: (1) in 1984, 86 percent of single-family homes were...
Low-Income Weatherization--Better Way of Meeting Needs in View of Limited Funds
RCED-86-19: Published: Oct 31, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1985.
GAO reviewed low-income weatherization efforts in 17 states that had received over two-thirds of federal low-income weatherization funds in fiscal years 1982 through 1984 to: (1) describe the various weatherization efforts undertaken in selected states and provide data on the future of weatherization in terms of dwelling units weatherized, expenditures, and timeframes for weatherizing all eligible...
Millions Can Be Saved Through Better Energy Management in Federal Hospitals
HRD-82-77: Published: Sep 1, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1982.
GAO discussed the potential of federal hospitals to reduce energy consumption and costs through improved energy management.GAO found a potential for additional energy savings at the 19 hospitals it visited. Furthermore, they had not implemented many low-cost conservation measures, including reducing hot-water temperature, installing water-flow restrictors, repairing duct insulation, and installing...
GSA Could Do More To Improve Energy Conservation in New Federal Buildings
PLRD-82-90: Published: Jul 12, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1982.
GAO reviewed the General Services Administration's (GSA) ability to reduce energy consumption in newly designed federal buildings to meet the standards specified in Executive Order 12003.Ineffective communications concerning energy conservation requirements between the GSA Central Office, its regional offices, and architect-engineer (A/E) firms is one reason the firms are submitting unsatisfactory...
Energy Efficiency Standards for Household Appliances
118444: May 21, 1982
GAO discussed its report on the Department of Energy's (DOE) efforts to develop appliance energy efficiency standards. The report primarily focused on the basis for the DOE proposal to establish no standards for eight appliances. The National Energy Conservation Policy Act (NECPA) directed DOE to prescribe efficiency standards, or make a no-standards determination, for each of 13 major household a...
Information on the Department of Energy's Analyses To Determine the Need for Appliance Efficiency Standards
EMD-82-33: Published: Dec 23, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1982.
The National Energy Conservation Policy Act directs the Secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE) to prescribe minimum energy efficiency standards for 13 types of products. The standards are to assure that covered products made available to consumers meet a specific level of energy efficiency, thus eliminating the less efficient products from the marketplace. The Act requires that any standard p...
Uncertain Quality, Energy Savings, and Future Production Hamper the Weatherization Program
EMD-82-2: Published: Oct 26, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1981.
GAO reviewed the need to improve the administration and effectiveness of the Department of Energy's (DOE) low-income weatherization assistance program. This program uses Federal funds to help low-income people improve the energy efficiency of their homes. GAO considered the program's effectiveness, energy savings, financial controls, and compliance monitoring.The number of homes weatherized by the...