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Roe Wins Award for Energy Efficient Office

Conserves Resources and Saves Taxpayer Dollars

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Washington, April 16, 2010 | comments
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1) was honored for his initiative to increase energy efficiency, save resources and reduce costs in his Washington, DC office.

Roe has been working with the House’s Green Capitol Office and Architect of the Capitol as a “My Green Office” program participant. Roe’s office underwent an energy evaluation, where his impeccable efficient business practices and technologies in the office were noted. Roe’s efforts also saved taxpayer dollars.

Roe’s office made common-sense changes such as installing smart power strips that automatically switch off peripherals when computers are not in use and setting printers to default to double-sided printing.

Full participation in the My Green Office program over the course of a year for Rep. Roe’s office is estimated to:

• Reduce electricity consumption at the House by more than 7,500 kWh;
• Facilitate the diversion of almost 3,000 pounds of waste from the landfill; and
• Result in savings of more than $1,300 from reduced electricity and procurement costs.

With full participation among House offices, the monetary savings is estimated at nearly $1 million annually.

“With some common sense practices, we can all become more efficient, conserve our resources, and save money,” said Roe.

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Tags: Energy