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    Energy and Water


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      A Note From the Agency

        Energy Coordinator
by Phil Wirdzek, FMSD

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               Green Lights Status
The Green Lights Program, founded by EPA, is a voluntary
program  aimed at reducing air pollution by promoting
profitable investment in energy-efficient lighting. In January
1993, EPA signed the Green Lights Program Memorandum
of Understanding, thus becoming the first agency to agree to
install  energy-efficient lighting  in its facilities,  where
profitable. As part of their energy conservation and pollution
prevention activities, the Agency is committed to:

   • Reducing energy use for lighting by 50 percent
   • Surveying utility-responsible facilities
   • Designing  new facilities to meet 10 CFR Part 435
   • Ensuring that leases satisfy 10 CFR Part 435
   • Completing lighting  upgrades by the year 2000.

Installing energy-efficient lighting saves energy, reduces
operating costs, prevents pollution, and enhances a facility's
environment.  High-efficiency lighting systems can reduce
energy, consumption for lighting in excess of 50 percent.
Lighting upgrades are also low-risk investments, typically
with a two- or three-year payback.  Additionally, high-
efficiency lighting technologies cost less to maintain. Every
kilowatt hour of lighting electricity not used prevents emission
of 1.5 pounds of carbon dioxide, 5.8 grams of sulfur dioxide,
and 2.5 grams of nitrogen oxide, so  it  contributes to the
success of your pollution prevention program as well.

EPA is responsible for the utility costs at 16 facilities, totalling
approximately 2.2 million square feet  of space. Several
facilities  are actively pursuing  lighting upgrades.   Ada,
Oklahoma; Cincinnati, Ohio; Manchester, Washington; and
Richmond, California, have been designed or retrofitted with
energy-saving lighting systems.

M. C.  Toliver,   Facilities Security Specialist, Region 9,
recently spearheaded a pilot installation of energy-efficient
lighting. Mr. Toliver separately metered the area where this
installation occurred and subsequently verified a significant
reduction of energy use. Another installation was reported by
Rhonda Fisk, Facility Engineer at the Cincinnati Laboratory.
Cincinnati retrofitted its 320,000-square foot facility with a
high-efficiency lighting system. Theretrofits are taking place
after hours to minimize disruption of the workforce. In each
of theseexamples.thestaff have reported increased satisfaction
with  their work areas and indicated their support for the
project. /
        NEWS IS AUGUST 15,1994
The resources featured below are available through the
Clearinghouse.  To request assistance, obtain any of these
resources, or share information, contact the Clearinghouse
Hotline at (202) 260-9803 or send a fax to (202) 260-8234.

Report: 17.5. EPA'sDraftEnergyandYfaterConservation
Program Report for Fiscal Y'ear1993. Prepared for the
Department of Energy (DOE),thisreportoutlines the Agency
Conservation Program's strategy, FY93 accomplishments,
and FY94 goals.

Document: Presidential Executive Order 12902 Overview.
Produced by FMSD, the document provides EPA facilities
with an overview of the Executive Order signed March 8,

Policy Statement: Sample Energy and Water Conservation
Policy Statement.  Prepared by FMSD, this sample energy
and water conservation policy is intended for EPA facilities
to adopt as a foundation for their Energy and Water
Conservation Program.

Video:  Executive Order 12902, Energy  Efficiency in
Federal Buildings. This five-minute video, sponsored by
Johnson  Controls, provides  an overview of the
Administration's goals for federal facilities.

Regulations:  10 CFR  Parts 400 to 499.   These  DOE
regulations contain specific procedures and  standards for
energy conservation, including design and performance

Awareness Materials, Posters: We're Doing a World of
Good!  The EPA Green Lights Program has posters to
increase awareness about the benefits of energy-efficient
                  Regulatory Update
On March 8,1994, President Clinton signed Executive Order
12902, a mandate to improve energy efficiency and water
conservation in federal buildings and to increase investments
in solar and other types of renewable energy. The Executive
Order is designed to meet and exceed provisions for federal
energy and water efficiency that were contained  in the
Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPACT).

The Executive Order exceeds  EPACTs requirements by
requiring federal agencies to establish aconservation program
that will reduce gross square foot energy consumption by 30

 percentbytheyear2005. Bymeetingtherequirementsofthe
 Executive Order, it is estimated that federal agencies will
 save taxpayers $1 billion annually in lower energy bills.

 Executive Order 12902 also requires federal  agencies to
 prioritize facility audits, improve efficiency  at facilities
 previously exempted by EPACT, incorporate efficiency
 provisions into new and existing leases, minimize the use of
 energy-efficient products, and report water consumption
^    L J° °btain m Overview or a c°Py of Executive
Order 12902, contact the Clearinghouse /
                New Technology
   Solar-powered hot water systems are the most widely-used
   solar technology in the United States today. According to a
   study prepared by the Solar Energy Industries Association
   the solar-poweredhot water system is aproven technology-
   one that is used by more than 1.5 million Americans in their
   nomes and businesses.

   These systems use solar panels, also referred to as plate
   collectors, to collect the sun's  energy and then use that
   reusable energy source to generate hot water. Solar-powered
   hot water systems are best retrofitted in facilities that have
  electrically heated hot water, a climate with good solar
  insolation, relatively stable daily hot water use, and south-
  facing surfaces. Typically, solar-powered hot water systems
  can suPpy40 to 80 percent of a facility's hot water demand
  This well-proven technology may be an excellent energy-
  efficient option for your facility.

  Solar Technologies Are Cost-Effective And Nonpolluting

  both in terms of performance and cost effectiveness  Utility
 rebates, cost-sharing programs, and  federal and state  tax
 credits  and grants can make the  solar-powered hot water
 system  an attractive investment

 Because solar energy is nonpolluting and renewable, solar-
 powered technologies complement pollution prevention
 activiues; and  pollution prevention works in tandem with
 EPAs energy conservation efforts.  In  fact, it is a major
 component of EPA's facilities management program. Boui
™we°rt? J^I?"!!8 aon,d^non^Uuti.ngbenefits of solar-
                "' """*" -   --*   •      m  attractive
   EPA Headquarters Is Considering Installing A Solar-
   Powered Hot Water System

   EPA's Waterside Mall Headquarters facility in Washington
   DC, is currently evaluating the feasibility of installing a
   solar-poweredhot water system. DOE'sNationalRenewable
  Energy Laboratory and the Sandia National Laboratories
  have designed a system for one office tower at Waterside
  Mall. This system includes 1,200 square feet of flat plate
  collectors and a 1,400-gallon thermal storage tank.

  Since the new system will not be able to supply hot water for
  the total demand, it will be augmented by the existing

  W^T™?Vater heatCr-   R  iS expected »* *e
  WatereideMaJIssolar-poweredhotwater system wiUgenerate
  71,000 kilowatt hours of energy to provide 69 percent of the
  tower s hot water demand. By supplying the majority of the
  annual hot water required,  the solar-powered system is
  Zv  ,,t0^Ve $4'20° 3 year in electrici'y costs.
 Addiionally,25percentoftheProjectwiUbefunded through
 DOEsSolarProcessHeatProgram. That, coupled with a 10

                                                               Goals and Milestones
 If you have questions or want to publicize an event, call
 the Clearinghouse at (202) 260-9803.  For further
 information about the activities below, contact the
 Clearinghouse staff.

 1       ThirdquarterFY94 Energy and Water Consumption
         Reports are due.

 14-15   Course:  "Effective  Energy Management:
         Developing a Program that Gets Results," held in
         Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

 26-27   FEMP-sponsored  course:  "Water Resource
         Management," held in Washington, DC.

 17-18   Course: "Fundamentals of  Lighting  Efficiency,"
         held in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

 23-25   Workshop: "Federal Energy Decision Screening,"
        ield in San Antonio, Texas.

 12-13   Courses: "Fundamentals of Energy Management,"
        held ia Bailas, Texas; "Energy Management in
        lateral, State, and Local Government Buildings,"
        held in San Francisco, California.

 (October is Energy Awareness month. The Ctewingh&me
 staff will be sending EPA's Energy Managers materials »
 support this event.)
                                               FY93 marks the first time in EPA's Energy Conservation
                                               program history that all EPA facilities responsible for paying
                                               energy utilities reported annual energy consumption data. In
                                               prior years EPA facilities reported minimal consumption
                                               data, causing consumption figures to be reported to DOE
                                               mainly from estimates. In FY91, EPA reported one of the
                                               lowest amounts of total energy consumption—ranking 18th
                                               out of a total of 22 federal agencies —yet, the Agency's per
                                               square foot consumption was the highest among federal

                                               The energy consumption data chart below shows that EPA
                                               hasdramaticallyreducedits reported squarefoot consumption
                                               from 719,000 British Thermal Units (BTUs) in FY91 to
                                               192,300 BTUs in FY93.  (Source: Draft Annual Report to
                                              Congress on Federal Government Energy Management
                                              Conservation Program, Ff91.)

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Reports are due.

Course: " Energy Management in Federal, State,
and Local Government Buildings," held in Boston,
Massachusetts. /
  The Green Lights Program's free Lighting Upgrade
  Workshopsdemonstrate how toreduceelectrical costs
  by retrofitting facilities with energy-efficient lighting.
  Workshops are scheduled for July 13-15 in Cincinnati,
  Ohio, and August 2-4 in San Francisco, California.

I  Agency Energy Coordinator
  PhU Wiidzek, FMSD
  Phone: (202)260-2094     FAX: (202)260-8234

  Energy Conservation Information Clearinghouse
 Staff:   Caren Hamilton and Carleen Shea
        Booz-Allen & Hamilton Inc.

 Hotline: (202)260-9803    FAX: (202)260-8234
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