James A. Forrestal Department of Energy Building

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    James Forrestal Headquarters Building was certified as an Energy Star building by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on July 9, making it the second building in Washington, D.C., to have earned the Energy Star ranking, and the second DOE facility to be recognized. The Forrestal Building uses 40% less energy than the average office building, a difference of 28 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions per year. Its energy-saving features include energy-efficient lighting; energy-efficient motors in the air-handling equipment; high-efficiency chilled- and hot-water pumps; automated heating, ventilation, and air conditioning control systems; and local area networks that are consolidated into central computing rooms.


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