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Two Technologies Proven Effective in GSA Test Beds

Currently, plug loads account for approximately 25% of electricity use in office buildings and lighting for 39%. GSA found that advanced power strips with schedule-based power controls reduced workstation plug loads by an average of 26% in the eight buildings in which they were tested. The lighting study evaluated workstation-specific systems with dimmable ballasts and occupancy sensors, which across five buildings reduced lighting energy use by 27%–63%.

GSA has announced a number of upcoming tests in the Green Proving Ground program, including glazing retrofit coatings and solar thermal collectors. For more information, see


Published October 26, 2012

Weaver, E. (2012, October 26). Two Technologies Proven Effective in GSA Test Beds. Retrieved from

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