March to Savings is a call to action for Washington state employees to reduce the use of energy in state government buildings. Whether you are an agency leader, manager, building operator, maintenance staff, nurse, social worker or office worker, the March to Savings program offers reliable information you can use to reduce energy use and our state operating budget.
March to Savings includes the following three components:
With the help of agency communication staff, the WSU Energy Program is delivering energy efficiency tips, best practices, sample policies, and technology and program information using the website and social media. The website will remain live through 2012.
New webinars, videos and publications focus on building operators who can implement energy-saving strategies in HVAC, ventilation, lighting and other equipment. The energy engineers and energy specialists at the WSU Energy Program are available to address your questions about implementing energy efficiency actions and projects. Contact them at: 360-956-2059 during March and April 2012.
March to Savings involves a variety of agencies and organizations that support energy efficiency actions in state government facilities. Visit our Partners page and the State Agencies page to learn about programs and resources available to help you reduce your energy costs in a wise, safe and effective manner.
Thank you for participating!
Thank you to the following organizations for their participation in March to Savings. Please visit their web pages for additional information on energy efficiency programs and activities.
New PSE Program: Re-Energize Your Data Center offers incentives to improve efficiency and performance of the facility by up to 40 percent.
Re-Energize Your Business, a quarterly newsletter for business customers, features resource conservation management, commercial lighting and May energy management conference.
The Lighting Design Lab works to transform the Northwest lighting market by promoting quality design and energy efficient technologies. The Lab accomplishes this mission through education & training, consultations, technical assistance, and demonstrations.
The Northwest Energy Efficiency Council sponsors Building Operator Certification (BOC) and offers discounts to Washington state employees for their certification courses during 2012. Independent evaluation research has shown that operators who earn the BOC certification save energy and money for their companies at a rate of 119,000 kWh of electricity annually, equivalent to a savings of $10,000 on energy costs. Contact us for information on the discounted courses.
The Washington Public Utility Districts Association represents 27 nonprofit, community-owned utilities that provide electricity, water and wastewater services, and wholesale telecommunications to more than 1.7 million people in Washington.
Many thanks to Eco Woodworks from Tumwater for donating their services to hang our banner.
The WSU Energy Program designed and manages the March to Savings project with Recovery Act funding delivered through the Washington State Department of Commerce State Energy Program.
Our team regularly partners with state, regional and national organizations to further the mission of providing "unmatched energy services, products, education and information based on world-class research."
Our staff of approximately 100 people (energy engineers, energy specialists, technical experts, software developers, energy research librarians and more) is unique in its extensive experience in providing unbiased energy services and information.
We design, implement and evaluate energy efficiency programs. We provide training and education to a wide range of business, industry and organizations throughout the world. We also produce software to track and manage energy use and tools to select the most efficient products.
Here is a sample of resources that we have developed to support state government energy efficiency actions.
The following Washington state agencies have responsibilities related to energy efficiency. We provide links to those related pages. March to Savings will add information and feature state program resources on this page.