The Big Idea: Greening Up the Place

Here is the Green the Capitol scorecard for Spring 2008


  • Purchased carbon offsets to mitigate 30,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases
  • Initiated a design to relight the Capitol Dome with energy-efficient lighting
  • Reduced cooling fan run times by 14%
  • Activated economizers on air-conditioners, cutting energy use by up to 20%
  • Replaced 84 energy-inefficient vending machines with Energy St

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