Directorate of Public Works
Saving energy at home is important, it helps lower bills and keeps more money in your wallet. But did you know you can save money at work, too? To save energy, skip the space heaters and window air conditioning units. Not only are they prohibited by Army Regulation 420-1, but they pose a serious fire hazard. If your office is too cold or too hot, submit a service order through e-DPW to solve the problem.
Refrigerators are great for keeping drinks and lunches cold, but be aware, authorizations are based on the number of personnel supported. One cubic foot of refrigerator space per person is allowed. If refrigerators are used, they must be ENERGY STAR rated and have approval signed by both Building Energy Monitor and Garrison Energy Manager.
In the case of medical reasons, exemptions for space heaters and refrigerators can be given with an approved doctor’s note.