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Opportunities for Energy Improvement
Benchmark results for FY 2009—the first year that comprehensive energy benchmarking was undertaken by the District—show that overall, public buildings in the District of Columbia perform below average compared to similar buildings nationwide. This suggests many opportunities for saving energy through improvements. With an annual energy budget of $79 million for District buildings, even modest energy performance improvements can lead to significant budget savings.