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Energy Management

The Energy Management division of the Office of Facilities Managment provides energy accounting services, manages building energy profiles through the EnergyCAP program and maintains the OFM Sustainability Plan. EM collaborates with the Facilities Services division during the planning and management of construction projects and to establish efficiency standards for equipment, processes and buildings.

Energy Usuage

Any successes of the OFM Sustainability Plan would not be possible without the support and cooperative efforts of the agencies in each building. In addition to upgrading the building’s mechanical and technological aspects, it is imperative that state agencies work together to develop a culture to improve building sustainability.


Renewable Energy is energy generated from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, and geothermal heat, which are all naturally replenished. Renewable Energy sources most often used are: Wind, Solar, Geothermal, Water (hydropower) and Biomass which includes wood and wood waste, municipal solid waste, landfill and biogas, ethanol, and biodiesel.

Due to higher costs per-unit than the baseline year, energy savings are sometimes seen as a 'cost-avoided' instead of actual dollars saved.

A geothermal heat pump is a central heating (and/or cooling system) that "pumps" heat from the ground for use to heat homes and facilities.

  • An incandescent lamp is a better heater than a light, with nearly 90% of the input energy being converted and lost in waste heat.
  • ENERGY STAR qualified CFLs use 75% less energy than a standard incandescent bulb and last up to 10 times longer.
  • A CFL can save more than $40 in electricity costs over its lifetime
  • Although CFLs cost 3–10 times more than comparable incandescent bulbs, they last 6–15 times as long (6,000–15,000 hours).

OG&E offers incentives for energy efficiency upgrades and retrofits. For more information on how you can make your projects pay for themselves, visit OG&E's building efficiency page.


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