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GSA: Energy-Saving Investments in Facilities Pay Dividends


Investments in energy-saving measures under American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-funded have helped federal buildings use less energy, even during harsh winters, according to the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). After analyzing the energy-usage data of 59 federal buildings in states that were hardest hit by this past winter, GSA found that these buildings, all of which received ARRA-funded green investments, used an average of 5.5 percent less energy compared to the winter before the projects began.

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