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Postal Service Saves $400 Million Using Energy Management Technology

Energy management technology has allowed the US Postal Service (USPS) to save more than $400 million in energy costs since 2007 and reduce total energy usage 30% since 2003. Energy management systems capture data from across USPS facilities that is then used to perform self-diagnostic and optimization routines and to produce trend analysis and annual consumption forecasts. By measuring, monitoring and managing energy use, USPS leadership says it is able to take advantage of future cost-saving opportunities and motivate employees to participate in responsible, energy-conscious behavior. "Postal employees are committed to working every day to reduce energy use at Post Offices, mail processing facilities and all our buildings," says Tom Samra, vice president, Facilities. "Energy audits since FY 2007 have helped us identify potential reductions of nearly 3 trillion Btus with p...

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