Governor Gregoire encourages all Washington state employees to participate in the March to Savings!
Each of Washington's 100,000 state employees has control over some of their energy use at work. March to Savings provides information, education and inspiration to reduce energy use in our state government facilities.
Working together, state employees can reduce energy use and reduce the state's operating budget. View a video, read a publication, talk to your building operator, share an inspiring photograph, power down the copier tonight or find another way to reduce energy use at work.
A small change today...A big impact for Washington state!
Energy Efficient Office Lighting Design: Aiming for Low Power Densities
Eric Strandberg, Senior Lighting Specialist at the Seattle Lighting Design Lab presents a guide to optimizing office lighting for maximum light with the least power requirement to achieve the goals published in the ASHRAE “Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small to Medium Office Buildings”. The presentation discusses fixture selection, surface reflectance, daylight, high performance windows, controls and shows the impact of choices on a mocked up office space. (20 minutes)
Maintaining clean air is a critical measure of building HVAC performance. This webinar discusses the best practices, troubleshooting and opportunities for improving the energy efficiency of ventilation systems. Resources for additional information are provided. (60 minutes)
Saving Energy: A Call to Action
Governor Gregoire supports energy efficiency actions. Washington state agencies can reduce energy use by taking advantage of program resources from other agencies, organizations and utility companies. (10 minutes)
Enhanced Operation, Maintenance and Purchasing: 3/29 Webinar
Don Rainey and Susan Sharp of Conservation Catalysts, Inc. presented this webinar on March 20, 2012. The presentation includes maintenance and troubleshooting tips, purchasing best practices, and communicating with customers or building occupants. The presentation encourages O&M staff to be the front line for identifying improvements leading to more efficient building operations. (60 minutes)
Comfort, Indoor Air Quality & Energy
Building engineers and occupants want a building that is comfortable, healthy, and energy efficient. Creating a comfortable environment will enhance the productivity of workers and achievement of students. This video examines comfort essentials; how to better assess comfort issues; and look at energy efficient solutions to common comfort problems. (17 minutes)
Energy Savings at Work
Washington state employees can take action to reduce their energy use at work, while remaining comfortable and productive. These small individual actions add up to a large impact on building operating budgets. (5 minutes)
Building managers should have a few mini data loggers in their toolkit. Data loggers are affordable, easy to set up and install, and they provide meaningful information that can be used to control the energy use of appliances or equipment in buildings. This 13-minute video discusses product features, demonstrates use and provides case studies. (14 minutes)
Occupancy sensors are an easy and effective way to help conserve energy because they will automatically turn off building lighting during periods of non-use. When set correctly, occupancy sensors can help save lighting energy costs. (3 minutes)