Energy Conservation

WHEREAS, on April 5, 1979, the President of the United States, addressed the nation concerning the energy problems and asked that states meet a target of five percent reduction in energy use; and

WHEREAS, architectural, mobility, communication and other barriers interfere with the ability of people with disabilities to find and hold jobs, move freely, and actively participate in activities of daily living; and

WHEREAS, a part of the President's plan includes setting of thermostats in non-residential buildings no higher than 65 degrees in winter and no lower than 80 degrees in summer months; and

WHEREAS, this administration fully supports the request of the President in this regard and is desirous of compliance therewith.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, do hereby direct that the thermostats in all state-owned office buildings be set no higher than 65 degrees in winter and no lower than 80 degrees in summer. Compliance with this order shall be supervised by the Director of the Department of General Administration and shall be in force immediately.

FURTHER, I urge voluntary compliance in state-leased facilities, institutions of higher learning and the cooperation of local governments and the general public.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set
my hand and caused the seal of the State of
Washington to be affixed at Olympia this
13th day of April A.D., Nineteen hundred and seventy-nine.

Dixy Lee Ray
Governor of Washington


Secretary of State