FEDERAL ENERGY CONSERVATION: AN INTERIM REPORT

THIS INTERIM REPORT ESTIMATES TOTAL ENERGY USE IN THE SIXTEEN MAJOR FEDERAL AGENCIES DURING FISCAL YEAR 1973. IT WILL PROVIDE A "BASELINE" AGAINST WHICH TO MEASURE PROGRESS IN SUCCEEDING YEARS. THE SIXTEEN LARGEST AGENCIES CONSUMED 2.26 QUADRILLION BRITISH THERMAL UNITS OF ENERGY IN FISCAL YEAR 1973, OF WHICH ABOUT 60 PERCENT WAS FOR VEHICLE AND EQUIPMENT OPERATIONS AND ABOUT 40 PERCENT FOR BUILDING AND FACILITY LIGHTING, HEATING AND COOLING. THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE IS BY FAR THE LARGEST USER OF ENERGY, CONSUMING 85 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL. OTHER LARGE USERS ARE THE ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION AND THE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION. IT THEN DESCRIBES SPECIFIC ACTIONS BEING TAKEN TO ACHIEVE THE TARGETED REDUCTION IN ENERGY USE DURING THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR. AS EXPECTED, ALL AGENCIES WILL SEEK TO REDUCE LIGHTING, HEATING AND COOLING, AS THESE ARE THE EASIEST TO PUT INTO MOTION, MONITOR, AND ADJUST AS EXPERIENCES DICTATE. A HOST OF OTHER IDEAS HAVE ALSO SURFACED, HOWEVER, INCLUDING REDUCED TRAVEL AND SHIFTS TO MORE ENERGY-CONSERVATIVE WAYS TO TRAVEL, EMPLOYEE PARTICIPATION THROUGH USE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT, BICYCLES, AND THE LIKE. THE METHODS WHICH WILL BE USED TO MEASURE AND REPORT ENERGY CONSUMPTION ON A QUARTERLY BASIS HEREAFTER ARE ALSO REVIEWED.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 1 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Interior

    Office of Energy Conservation
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1973-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202452
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Interim
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1982 12:00AM