29 May 2009

American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency looks at energy saving measures

10:31 am on 29 May 2009

The American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency intends to retrofit its office in Utulei with energy saving features to reduce electricity costs by half.

It's put in an application for 810 thousand US dollars in stimulus funding from the US Department of Energy, to try and turn the EPA office green and make it a model for other government buildings and privately owned buildings.

An official says retrofitting will cut electricity costs by reducing the use of lights and air conditioning, while improving insulation to keep cool air circulating inside the building.