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Energy Solutions (OverAll Service)

I suggest you...Read this: The information I bring forward comes directly from the book, Energy and the Environment, by Robert A. Ristinen and Jack J. Kraushaar. I also have gathered information from Utah State University‚Äôs Professor Tonya Triplett. America consumes the most total energy per capita in the world. The ideas presented here will help the government to save energy, thereby saving a lot of money in the long ...more »

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Fuel Efficiency

It is hard to get an accurate fuel reading while vehicle is in motion. I suggest calling on Motor Vehicle Manufacturers to install more accurate and detailed digital fuel meters. To achieve more accurate readings, while vehicle is in motion, I suggest placing measuring sensors at different points inside the fuel tank , and then have the meter calculate fuel level based on the multiple readings. Increasing accuracy ...more »

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Parking Lot Solar Panels at Military Bases

Many military bases have expansive parking lots to accomodate their employees working in multi-level buildings. These lots represent huge pieces of real estate that serve only one purpose. They could also serve as huge solar panel fields that would provide energy to the buildings, other activities on the base, and provide power to the local grid. Additionally, the lots would provide sporadic shade to employees' vehicles ...more »

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Close nuclear plants

Close nuclear power plants so we don't have to worry about nuclear waste. go to wind farms and solar panels. use more wind turbines and solar panels on all federal land and all excess bases.

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Electric Power grids to fuel our workforce transportation needs

That government installations should be more inovative in their approach to going green. Installations should begin to support the use of recharing grids for hybrid or electic type vehicles. Lot of money goes into the current car pooling program, which probably out-weigh the cost of providing employees with the proper electical recepticals and charing systems. Electricity, can be generated via many ways, such recovery ...more »

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Energy recovery and decreased cost of sensitive material disposal

Hill Air Force Base should end its contract with Cintas for data disposal services and instead us our local energy recovery facility in order to dispose of sensitive information. This would save the faciity money and allow Hill to recover energy from the burned materials. It would also greatly decrease the distance travelled by our sensitive information once it leaves the facility. The energy recovery facility is immediately ...more »

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Coal liqification/gasification

The US has over 1/5 of the world's coal reserves. Coal liquification/gasification technology is proven. Most of the infrastructure for this technology is in place or can be modified for its use. The military has already proven aircraft can run on this kind of fuel. This technology reduces our dependence on other nations for our fuel needs, and puts Americans to work. Between ethanol and coal, we should be able to ...more »

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No Motion No Light

Motion detector lights be installed in the restrooms and conference rooms. If they don't detect movement they automatically go out. If someone is in the room all they have to do is move their body and the light will autimatically come back on. This way we are not worried if the lights are turned out at night. No motion no light.

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Incentivized rotations.

Sitting in one office doing the same thing forever makes for stale employees. Encourage, incentivize, or even force rotations either once, or periodically during careers. Rotations help to learn good lessons and interact with new people.

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Smart Power Strips in all Federal Government Facility made mandatory

I suggest that we issue a directive to install "smart strips" on every power outlet (minus critical systems that need to remain on 24hrs such as medical devices, refrigeration systems, etc) in all federal buildings. First, "smart strips" are power strips that turn power completly off when it detects no activity. The Federal Gov't wastes a lot of money by leaving computers, printers, copiers, radio's, tv's, fans, speakers, ...more »

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Commercial Engineering/Scientific Software License Consolidation

I suggest that commercial engineering/scientific software licenses be consolidated. It is common to purchase commercial software licenses using government or customer funding, even though the software is already available in-house or at other government organizations. The idea is to reduce costs and improve workforce productivity associated with the acquisition, maintenance, use, availability, and support of common ...more »

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eliminate computer keyboard cleaners and save millions and the atmsophere

Eliminate the purchase and use of aerosol computer keyboard cleaners- save millions of dollars across the government, eliminate aerosol emmisions to the atmosphere (some of the cleaners are similar to refrigerants) and reduce the need to landfill or recycle the aerosol containers. Provide computer users with small paint brushes (or other brushes made for computer cleaning). that can be used to clean keyboards.

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Meetings using Technology not Travel Dollars

Technology like webinars and video conferences must be implemented into the federal governmet. These tools allow the amount federal workers travel to significantly decrease. Travel is a very costly part of the federal budget. Many of these types of services, like video conference calling, are at federal sites however they do not seem to be preferred. If a meeting can take place via video or web and have the same productivity ...more »

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