Campaign: General Services Administration

GSA Fleet Sharing and Accountability Could Save $6Billion and Environment

GSA has about 212,000 vehicles in its fleet divided among 75 federal agencies. Most of these vehicles are assigned to individuals ie. one vehicle one man. Last year alone, GSA spent $287 Million to buy 17, 205 new vehicles to its fleet bringing the new number to about 220, 205 vehicles. Each vehicle than requires insurance, gas, toll expenses, parking fees in some instances, violations etc etc. Lest not forget most of ...more »

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Campaign: Legislative Branch

Electric power Replacement and solution

I recommend putting Solar Panels on the Roofs of any and all Government Buildings. In addition, any location that is suitable for wind energy put up Wind Turbines to reduce the overwhelming cost of electric energy used by Government agencies and most American citizens. The initial cost will be very high but in the extended period of use (years to come), these energy saving implementations will eventually pay for themselves ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Defense

Save money and increase efficiency through 4 day work weeks

I suggest that the Government go to a 4 day 40 hour week with all employees having Friday off. 1. The Government would save on utility costs for buildings i.e. 4 days instead of 5. This would save millions of dollars a year on energy. 2. Custodial services cost would decrease. 3. Transportation costs would decrease. The road systems would last longer with less cars on the road and would lower tranportation emissions ...more »

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Campaign: Legislative Branch

Default Typeset

Change all default typeset to Century Gothic, which saves 30% more ink than Arial. This would result in millions of dollars in savings for the government, with a very simple change.

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Campaign: Department of Defense

Federal Cloud Computing Environment

Create a federal gov cloud computing infrastructure similar to Salesforce or Google Apps. This will significantly reduce stove pipe applications. As new applications are built, reuse software in an open source environment. Over a few years, as the library gets built, this will save hundreds of million of dollars in software and hardware and energy cost.

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Campaign: Environmental Protection Agency

FUND WATERSENSE! You know the VALUE OF CLEAN WATER, but do you really know its TRUE COST?

Similar to Energy Star, WaterSense is a voluntary partnership program developed by EPA that seeks to promote water efficiency and conservation through increasing the market for water-efficient products with demonstrated exceptional performance, while also encouraging innovative marketing low water-use practices. Also like Energy Star, WaterSense allows products that are tested and proven to meet EPA specifications to ...more »

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Campaign: Legislative Branch

Eliminate the individual surge protectors

Use building wide surge protectors for office automation areas rather than individual surge protectors. They are much less expensive (than dozens of individual units) and are more effective at controlling surges. Most surge protectors in use are either worn out or undersized.

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Campaign: Department of Energy

Put solar panels on government buildings

Put solar panels on all Government buildings in the South and West to save govt money and reduce mfg costs to encourage private use. It takes ~ 9 years to recoup costs of installing solar panels (not an issue for Govt who stays in buildings for decades). If there was a larger market for solar panels it would drive economies of scale to reduce costs to individuals (for home, small business, etc.).

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Campaign: Department of Energy

Energy Savings

We have thousands of government buildings, and millions of fluorescent lamps. In my building we have the double bulb lamps. If you loosen one the other will still provide adequate lighting. This provides a ready spare on hand. You do this to all of our buildings and cut your lighting savings by half. Additionally you will have less UV exposure indoors.

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Campaign: Department of Energy

let's get off the grid- develop energy solutions for homeowners

develop and commercialize an electricity generating technology such as hydrogen fuel cells for use by homeowners to suplement or replace electricity usage. This would reduce electricity demands on electricity providers and make individual homes and homeowners more self-sufficient. Would be able to integrate with solar and wind technologies depending on local conditions.

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Campaign: Department of the Interior

Power down computers when leaving work

Put systems in place that perform data/file backups of desktop machines during the work day or when the machine is being powered down. Then encourage workers to turn off those machines when they leave for the day. This would be a tremendous cost saving, plus reduce the burden that we place on the power grid. (When I stopped leaving my home machine on 24/7, our electric bill went down $40/month.)

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