Sustainability in Practice

At the AOC, sustainable practices include, among others, improved energy and water efficiency, use of earth-friendly materials, promoting and practicing renewability, reuse and recycling. The AOC is working in many different areas - from the small, such as installing thousands of compact fluorescent lighting across the Capitol campus - to the big, such as the implementation of energy savings performance contracts - public/private partnerships - where a selected vendor invests money in energy savings projects and is repaid based on the verified energy savings.