Conservation is a means for making good use of taxpayers' money. As the cost of energy increases, the value of conservation increases equivalently. Local government officials are not only responsible for using tax money wisely, but also have plans ready for emergency energy supplies. In this guide, the emphasis is on buildings and vehicle fleets. According to a study by ASHRAE, a 48.1% saving in school buildings and a 59.7% saving in office buildings can be achieved with modifications of insulation, wiring, ventilation, and lighting systems. An average 30% saving can be achieved by lowering driving speeds from 70 to 50 mph. Energy-saving driving habits can cut fuel consumption by as much as 20%. Chapters are entitled: The Commitment to Energy Management; Employee Programs; Vehicle Fleets; New Buildings; and Existing Buildings. 43 references. (ERA citation 03:048131)

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    National Association of Counties

    Washington, DC  United States 

    National League of Cities

    Washington, DC  United States 

    United States Conference of Mayors

    1620 Eye Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20006

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

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  • Pagination: 101 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00186447
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: EM-75-C-01-8516
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 2002 12:00AM