Energy efficiency (31 - 40 of 40 items)
Energy-Efficient and Cost-Effective Equipment Should Be Installed in New Government Housing
EMD-81-93: Published: Sep 16, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1981.
GAO evaluated the efforts being made and the actions that could be taken to make Government housing more energy efficient.GAO believes that energy consumption could be substantially reduced in new housing if energy-efficient equipment were installed in Government owned, subsidized, and insured housing. Although Federal agencies have taken actions to conserve energy by reducing the heating and cool...
Bonneville Power Administration's Efforts To Implement the Conservation Provisions of Public Law 96-501
EMD-81-99: Published: Jun 8, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1981.
GAO examined the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) assessment of electricity conservation potentials in the Pacific Northwest Region, analyzed BPA criteria for determining cost-effective conservation efforts, and considered the pace of its conservation efforts to determine whether the program should be accelerated.GAO believes that BPA has made a good faith first effort to implement the conser...
How the Petroleum Refining Industry Approaches Energy Conservation--A Case Study
EMD-80-55: Published: Jun 13, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1980.
A review was made concerning conservation achievements in the petroleum refining industry, and the impact existing Federal energy conservation and fuel-switching programs have had in furthering conservation gains and encouraging switching to coal. The U.S. petroleum refining industry accounts for about 4 percent of total domestic energy consumption and over 10 percent of all energy consumed by the...
Uncertainties About the Effectiveness of Federal Programs To Make New Buildings More Energy Efficient
EMD-80-32: Published: Jan 28, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1980.
An evaluation is reported of the states' progress in developing and implementing thermal efficiency standards for new buildings as part of the State Energy Conservation Program. Issues are discussed which may impede the timely and effective implementation of building energy performance standards currently being developed by the Department of Energy (DOE). The State Energy Conservation program prov...
Energy Conservation in Federal Buildings: The Department of Energy's Role
110482: Sep 27, 1979
To date, most Federal Government energy savings have been achieved through relatively simple measures such as reducing equipment operating hours, adjusting thermostats, turning off lights, and some actions to retrofit existing buildings to make them more energy efficient. The Department of Energy (DOE) has reported that Federal energy use between 1973 and 1975 was reduced by over 26 percent. Since...
Improvements Needed in Department of Defense Energy Conservation Investment Program
EMD-78-15: Published: Jan 18, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1978.
The Energy Conservation Investment Program (ECIP) afforded the Department of Defense (DOD), the Government's largest energy user, an opportunity to make its existing buildings more energy efficient. However, the program as conceived and currently structured does not insure that its primary objective of conserving DOD's energy resources will be achieved in the most efficient, effective, and economi...
Review of Energy Conservation by the Government
LCD-78-102: Published: Oct 14, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1977.
The performance of a Government-wide review of the potential conservation of energy through the replacement of existing Government-owned and leased communications/electronics with modern, more energy-efficient equipment and facilities would be a gigantic task. Existing plant investment is in excess of $50 billion by the Government and about $76 billion by the American Telephone and Telegraph Compa...
Energy Conservation Financing
098231: Jul 26, 1976
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Developing and Commercializing Energy Technology
099341: May 24, 1976
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