By Zack Colman - 09/04/12 05:01 PM EDT
The report surveyed energy conservation techniques at Los Alamos, Oakridge, Sandia and Brookhaven national laboratories, as well as the Y-12 National Security Complex. It is part of a series of audits on DOE’s energy conservation efforts that are intended to meet the goal of reducing the department's energy consumption by 30 percent by fiscal 2015.
Previous inspector general reports revealed similar results and noted Energy's efforts were falling short. Those reports indicated more could be done to reduce building temperatures, upgrade lighting and instill more energy-efficiency measures in information technology.