During this current climate of rising utility costs and changing economy, the USI program is continuing to look for innovative ways to reduce energy use. We must explore all the opportunities possible to control costs in our facilities. The State Energy Office is committed to providing training and promoting energy conservation awareness and it is with the help of our partners that this list has been created. These recommendations are compiled to help state agencies and authorities achieve immediate energy-use and cost reductions. The measures are intended to augment the good work performed by facilities staff. Recent budget pressures, however, demand that the state review its operating procedures to ensure optimal efficiency. Extra efforts can have big results: for example, research by the State Energy Office indicates a 1 to 2 percent change in energy use for each degree temperature is raised or lowered for cooling or heating.