State Agency Energy Savings Program
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) continues its commitment to conserve state and federal taxpayer funds, and to maximize the value and use of those funds in carrying out its core mission of:
- Protecting the animal industry from, and/or mitigating the effects of domestic, foreign, and emerging diseases
- Increasing the marketability of Texas livestock commodities at the state, national, and international level
- Promoting and ensuring animal health and productivity
- Protecting human health from animal diseases and conditions that are transmissible to people
- Preparing for and responding to emergency situations involving animals
The Commissioners, Executive Director, and all TAHC staff strive to ensure that delivery of all state and federal animal health programs and business operations are conducted in a responsive, cooperative, and transparent manner. Embedded within this stewardship is a commitment by the agency to minimize its consumption, and costs, of energy - particularly electricity - by establishing a goal of reducing its electricity consumption by one and one-half percent over the five-year period starting January 1, 2006.
TAHC will generate Savings Program quarterly updates which detail:
- The extent to which the agency has met the percentage goal it established for reducing its usage of electricity, gasoline, and natural gas;
- The steps the agency may take to increase the percentage goal for reducing its usage of electricity, gasoline, and natural gas;
- Any additional ideas the agency has for reducing energy expenditures relating to facilities;
- Any additional ideas the agency has to minimize fuel usage in all vehicles and equipment used by the agency.
These quarterly updates will be submitted to the Office of the Governor and the Legislative Budget Board and will be posted on this page.