Executive Order 18 requires all state executive branch agencies, departments, and offices shall reduce their energy consumption from FY 2008 levels 30% by the end of fiscal year 2015. The policy directs state agencies, departments, and offices to develop a method to benchmark, monitor, and track the energy use and greenhouse gas emissions of all state-owned and state-leased facilities.
The benchmarking system shall:
Require all State executive branch agencies, departments and offices that own or operate facilities to enter energy and utility usage and cost data into a tool or system provided by OMB and DNREC;
Require historic energy usage and cost data for the last two fiscal years to be compiled for all state-owned and state-leased facilities. The information will be used to rank each facility's energy usage and enable benchmarking against facilities of a similar age, size, construction and function;
Target facilities with the highest energy use and identify no or low-cost operational changes that can reduce consumption without capital investment;
Be used to prioritize energy efficiency and distributed renewable energy projects based on energy savings, cost savings and environmental benefit;
Quantify, on a facility-by-facility basis, the estimated cost and work necessary to reduce energy consumption by 10%, 20% and 30%; and
Evaluate the feasibility of installing on-site wind, photovoltaic, co-generation or other cleaner energy systems that can be implemented using a simple payback period not to exceed 20 years.
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