The Texas Department of Public Safety ("Department") is committed to providing the taxpayers of the State of Texas with impeccable service in an efficient and effective manner. One of the ways to meet this commitment is to ensure that, from an energy usage standpoint, our facilities are operating in the most efficient manner possible.
The Department's Energy Conservation Plan is a tool designed to help the Department identify, implement, and measure the effectiveness of energy and water cost reduction initiatives used to meet our efficiency commitment.
I. Energy Conservation Plan Overview
The Department will strive to reduce its energy usage by utilizing energy-efficient equipment for new purchases, by retrofitting existing facilities to maximize the facilities' efficiency and effectiveness from the standpoint of energy usage, and by educating our employees on day-to-day procedures that reduce energy consumption.
Under the provisions of this plan, the Department will:
- Conduct Preliminary Energy Audits (PEA) to identify ways to eliminate and/or minimize energy waste.
- Using information derived from the PEA, develop a schedule whereby a contractor will conduct a detailed Utility Assessment Report on all state-owned offices used by the agency to determine precise energy-reducing initiatives that can be implemented by the agency.
- Ensure that the construction of all new offices for the Department is in compliance with the energy efficiency requirements established by statutes.
- Adopt a campaign to educate employees on ways to reduce energy consumption without sacrificing operational effectiveness or personal comfort.
II. Agency Reporting Requirement
Pursuant to executive order RP-49, the department posts its conservation report on this internet site for public inspections. The report can be viewed using this link:
III. Agency Energy Conservation Monitor
The designated office at the Texas Department of Public Safety who is responsible for implementation of the recommendations in the Resource Efficiency Plan is:
Mark Blomquist, Energy Program Manager
Building Program Bureau
5805 N. Lamar Blvd.
P.O. Box 4087
Austin, TX 78773-0255