Energy efficiency (31 - 36 of 36 items)
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...
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...
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...
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...