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Unformatted text preview: MEMO Date: December 13, 1996 To: Annette T. Califero From: Kyle B. Abrams Subject: A Low-Cost Way to Reduce Energy Use As you requested, I've investigated low-cost ways to reduce our energy use. Reducing the building temperature on weekends is a change that we could make immediately, that would cost nothing, and that would cut our energy use by about 6%. The Energy Savings from a Lower Weekend Temperature Lowering the temperature from 68 degrees to 60 degrees from 8 p.m. Friday evening to 4 a.m. Monday morning could cut our total consumption by 6%. It is not feasible to lower the temperature on week nights because a great many staff members work late; the cleaning crew also is on duty from 6 p.m. to midnight. Turning the temperature down for only four hours would not result in a significant heat saving. Turning the heat back up at 4 p.m. will allow the building temperature to be back to 68 degrees by 9 a.m. Our furnace already has computerized controls that can be set to automatically lower by 9 a....
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