Going Green In Frankfort

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says he's imposing a "set-back" policy at government office buildings to conserve on lighting, heating and air conditioning during off hours.

Beshear says he's hoping to save about $2 million by reducing energy usage during nights and weekends at the state Capitol, Governor's Mansion and other government office buildings. He says Kentucky could save up to $100 million if other public buildings not under state control would follow suit. Those would include schools, universities and local government buildings.

Beshear says he's also requiring new public buildings or renovations to follow nationally recognized energy efficiency standards.

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