To meet energy reduction goals set forth in the Executive Order, state agencies will need to reduce energy consumption per square foot by a minimum of 2 percent annually (normalized for weather) and at least 12 percent by Fiscal Year 2020 from a baseline of Fiscal Year 2015. Executive state agencies and departments shall further achieve an absolute reduction of energy consumption by 5 percent over the same time period.
- Power Play: If you can unplug your computer, monitor and other peripheral electronic devices (by using a power strip) over the weekend and at night, this will save even more energy than just turning off this equipment when not in use.
- Report leaky sinks to your facilities management staff. In addition to saving on excess water, it also saves on the energy used when hot water needlessly goes down the drain.
- Become familiar with the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) Program as a comprehensive approach to energy efficiency upgrades. Read the CEO's Energy Performance Contracting standards.
- Conduct a feasibility study. As part of the CEO’s free consulting services, a CEO consultant will conduct a high level study of facilities being considered for energy performance contracting. This study is designed to determine whether or not EPC is a viable tool to perform energy efficiency retrofits. In most cases a facility walk through is not necessary to determine feasibility for further investigation. Visit EPC information on the CEO website.
- Power Play:Even if you are in leased space, any energy and dollar savings the leasing company might realize from an EPC could potentially be passed along to your state agency