Energy Audit Conducted On GovGuam Buildings; 30% Energy Savings Projected

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Guam- The Guam Energy Office (GEO) is gearing up to help the Government of Guam save on energy costs.

With the help of the Guam Environmental Protection Agency (GEPA), a professional energy audit is being conducted with Taniguchi, Ruth and Makio architects on several GovGuam buildings.

Spokesman Gerry Cruz says the audit started last September and preliminary findings show that various facilities at the Department of Mental Health and the Department of Administration need weather proofing, retrofitting and installation of energy efficient technology. Cruz mentions the government can save up to 30% in energy costs.

“The purpose now is to save the government money” said Cruz. “We waste too much money on improper lighting, air conditioning that is not efficient, and hopefully, with this audit, we can assess what each building will have done to it.”

Cruz says the audit ties into Governor Eddie Calvo’s austerity measures and will hopefully be completed by this summer.