Monday, August 10, 2009

$20 Million to Go Toward Improving Energy Efficiency in Federal Buildings

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that more than $20 million has been slated to improve energy efficiency in federal buildings.

The funds will be used to help ensure the widespread implementation of leading edge energy efficiency technologies across the federal government. The federal government believes this initiative will contribute heavily to President Obama's goal to creating f low-carbon emission future.

Federal agencies will make available the technical expertise from DOE's National Laboratories for several kinds of projects, including sustainable buidling.

The approximately $20 million will provide assistance to fifteen different agencies. The federal government is the leading consumer of energy, and this program provides an opportunity to lead by example. Objectives include reducing federal energy usage by 30% by 2015 from 2003 levels.

Furthemore, many projects will help create new jobs and expand a clean energy economy. For more information please visit the GovEnergy Web site.