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As Washington continues to roast in 90-plus degree heat, the company that manages Government Executive's office building has taken a few unusual (for us, at least) steps to save power, such as dimming hallway lighting and encouraging employees to close their blinds. That got us wondering whether the government -- an aspiring leader in conservation -- is making similar efforts. Has your agency gone to any special lengths to reduce energy usage during the latest heat wave, and has it affected your comfort in the office?

 

Amelia Gruber covered management and contracting for Government Executive for three years before becoming an editor. She also has worked as an editor at Roll Call newspaper and as a research assistant at the Urban Institute. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Carleton College, with a major in economics, and a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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