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AOC releases FY 2012 Sustainability, Energy and Water Conservation Management Report

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Energy Savings FY2012 InfographicThe Architect of the Capitol (AOC) has released the Fiscal Year 2012 Sustainability, Energy and Water Conservation Management Report for Capitol Hill. In FY 2012, the AOC surpassed its annual energy reduction goals and achieved its sustainability objectives for the year.

The Sustainability, Energy and Water Conservation Management Report describes the AOC’s efforts to reduce energy and water usage and tracks progress made through FY 2012, costs avoided as a result of energy savings, and expected outcomes for future years.

The AOC is committed to a more energy-efficient and sustainable future by using management tools such as Energy Savings Performance Contracts, steam and chilled water metering, energy audits, and new design standards that incorporate the best sustainable practices. These combined efforts reduced the Capitol Hill's energy consumption by 22 percent in comparison to the 2003 baseline, meeting the 21 percent energy reduction goal set by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.

The AOC has evolved to meet the many challenges of being an excellent steward and a provider of exceptional facility management services. We are pleased to support Congress in this critical effort. Read the Fiscal Year 2012 Sustainability, Energy and Water Conservation Management Report for more information.