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A team of engineers from Wal-Mart will conduct an audit of the energy efficiency of Richmond, Va.’s Capitol Square. The downtown state government complex will receive a two-day examination before the end of the month. Wal-Mart’s team of engineering experts will review lighting, heating and cooling, power usage technology and building structure.
"They're going to go into all the buildings to give us tips on how to save energy," Gov. Timothy M. Kaine said after delivering remarks at the Commonwealth of Virginia Energy & Sustainability conference at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.
The Wal-Mart group will recommend fixes and the estimated costs of ways to help the state save money on energy usage within five years. The initiative was launched in February in conjunction with the National Governors Association. If requested by a state, Wal-Mart will use its purchasing clout to help attract bids for the work that needs to be done.