Governor McAuliffe Announces Energy Efficiency Project in State Office Buildings

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced an energy performance contract between the Virginia Department of General Services (DGS) and Schneider Electric to make energy efficiency improvements to multiple government buildings, including the Patrick Henry Building which houses the Governor, his Cabinet and staff.  The project includes six state office buildings and will result in annual energy and operational savings of $245,000. Construction is scheduled to be complete in 2018.

“As I stated in my Energy Plan, reducing energy costs and consumption in state government has been a top priority for my administration,” said Governor McAuliffe.  “This project will deliver facilities upgrades with no upfront capital costs to taxpayers, while reducing the amount of electricity the state uses and taxpayer dollars going to utility bills. I am pleased that these improvements are being made in the building that houses my staff, my Cabinet Secretaries, and numerous other dedicated state employees and look forward to these cost saving strategies to continue for years to come.”

The Virginia Energy Efficiency Council honored the work with an award at the organization’s annual awards ceremony Thursday evening at the University of Richmond.

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