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GAO evaluated the efforts being made and the actions that could be taken to make Government housing more energy efficient.

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Recommendations

Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Department of Housing and Urban Development 1. The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and the Administrator of Veterans Affairs should promote, through their contacts with builders and buyers, the benefits and encourage the installation of high energy-efficiency equipment.
Closed - Implemented
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Veterans Administration 2. The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and the Administrator of Veterans Affairs should promote, through their contacts with builders and buyers, the benefits and encourage the installation of high energy-efficiency equipment.
Closed - Implemented
Please call 202/512-6100 for information.
Farmers Home Administration 3. The Secretaries of Defense and Housing and Urban Development, and the Administrator of Farmers Home should continue and expand their energy conservation efforts by administratively requiring the installation of high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment in housing that they either own or subsidize. The level of equipment efficiency to be required should be determined in cooperation and coordination with the Department of Energy.
Closed - Implemented
Please call 202/512-6100 for information.
Department of Defense 4. The Secretaries of Defense and Housing and Urban Development, and the Administrator of Farmers Home should continue and expand their energy conservation efforts by administratively requiring the installation of high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment in housing that they either own or subsidize. The level of equipment efficiency to be required should be determined in cooperation and coordination with the Department of Energy.
Closed - Implemented
Please call 202/512-6100 for information.
Department of Housing and Urban Development 5. The Secretaries of Defense and Housing and Urban Development, and the Administrator of Farmers Home should continue and expand their energy conservation efforts by administratively requiring the installation of high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment in housing that they either own or subsidize. The level of equipment efficiency to be required should be determined in cooperation and coordination with the Department of Energy.
Closed - Implemented
Please call 202/512-6100 for information.

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