STATE OF DELAWARE
EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER SEVENTY-ONE
TO: HEADS OF ALL STATE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES RE: ENERGY CONSERVATION
WHEREAS, it is the Policy of the State of Delaware to practice energy conservation in the administration of its facilities; and
WHEREAS, the State and the Nation are continuously faced with an insecure energy supply situation which could result in energy shortages; and
WHEREAS, such shortages could have an adverse impact upon the health, welfare, and economy of the citizens of the State; and
WHEREAS, it is in the interest of the citizens that the State properly manage its energy resources; and
WHEREAS, it is the responsibility of government to provide leadership in practice as well as principle.
NOW, THEREFORE, I PIERRE S. Du PONT, IV, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare and order as follows:
1. Effective this date and until terminated by notice from this office, all State Agencies, Departments and offices are:
a. to operate heating systems with temperatures not to exceed 65 degrees during normal working hours. Temperatures shall also not exceed 55 degrees in those facilities during unoccupied times including the non-business hours of 5 P.M. to 7:30 A.M. on workdays, weekends and holidays. Wherever possible doors to unused rooms should be closed and heat controls for those areas set to the minimum temperature of 55 degrees;
b. to operate air conditioning no more than is necessary to maintain a temperature of 80 degrees between the hours of 8 A.M. and 5 P.M. during normal working days. During non-working hours, weekends and holidays the air conditioning temperature should be no less than is required to maintain the integrity and operation of the system;
c. health care facilities, such as hospitals and homes for the aged and infirmed, are exempt from this restriction if such temperatures threaten life, health, or safety; however, it should be applied, where heating and cooling systems permit, in administrative areas of such facilities;
2. Effective this date and until terminated by notice from this office, all State Agencies, Departments and Offices shall:
3. Effective this date and until terminated by notice from this office, all State Departments, Agencies, and Office shall:
a. immediately implement a program designed at reducing the lighting levels a minimum of ten percent (1096); and
b. eliminate any non-essential outdoor lighting taking into consideration safety and protection of individuals as well as State facilities;
4. All State employees and citizens and businesses of the State are encouraged to practice similar energy conservation measures;
5. The Delaware Energy Office and the Department of Administrative Services shall be responsible for the implementation and enforcement of this Order.
Any exceptions other than those relating to health facilities must be approved in writing by the Director of the Delaware Energy Office and the Secretary of the Department of Administrative Services.
This E:cectuive Order supersedes Executive Orders Numbered Three, Fifteen and Seventy-One.
Approved this 11th day of April, 1979.
(GREAT SEAL) PIERRE S. DU PONT, IV
GLENN C KENTON Secretary of State