Business Energy Guide: Government
Government offices, postal centers and courts make up the largest energy users, followed by jails, libraries and fire/police stations. As a part of this segment, you also face aggressive sustainability goals that require you to meet or exceed energy-efficiency standards to comply with mandates. In order to meet these goals, you’ll need to invest in new equipment and take advantage of programs available to you. Our Energy Management Solutions offer incentives and rebates to help you make energy-efficient upgrades and to help our government meet its goals.
Energy Efficiency Solutions
Equipment & Building
Upgrading your building and equipment can have a significant impact on energy costs. Take advantage of the energy-efficient solutions and available incentives and rebates we offer, such as these:
- Building Envelope
- Office Equipment
- Water Heating
Creating a more efficient work environment doesn’t just save on costs, it can enhance productivity. Lighting is government’s highest source of energy use, so simple upgrades of lamps and fixtures is a great place to start.
- Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Optimization
Demand Response Programs
Our Demand Response programs offer financial incentives to government offices for temporarily reducing use upon request during periods of high-energy demand. From our Summer Advantage Incentive 200kW or less or with a Summer Advantage Incentive 200kW or more, which rewards energy reduction during high seasonal temperatures, to the year-round Demand Bidding Program and Real Time Pricing, your business may benefit from participating, while benefiting the grid and the environment. You might also be interested in Automated Demand Response for added convenience, or our free Energy Manager suite of savings tools.
Government by Numbers3
- The U.S. government is the largest energy user in the country
- The federal government used 55.6 billion kWh of electricity in fiscal 2008
- More than 100 trillion BTU are used by the Department of Defense alone.
1E Source: Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
2E Source: Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration accessed 2008
3Energy Information Administration Department of Energy