Campaign: Department of Defense

10-15% of Power Wasted on Idle Equipment

How would you like to save billions of dollars with one flick of your finger? There are many pieces of government owned equipment that continue to draw power even though there is no use for them during off-duty hours. According to epa.gov (http://www.epa.gov/climateleaders/documents/events/11feb_plugloads.pdf) these “power vampires” account for 10-15% of commercial power use. Monitors for example, even while off, ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Homeland Security

Green Day Initiative

I suggest we have a "Green" day where we turn off any lighting or power sources not needed for the day such as, overhead lighting, unused printers, or anything that absorbs power. We could also do Team "Green" day where we go out and plant a tree, at the local park or location of choice. Additionally we can create information booths for anyone to ask questions about what we do, or how we are working as an agency to conserve ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Defense

Reduce Electric Costs with LED lighting

Convert all external Federal lighting to LED lights.

 

A Clinton Foundation Study suggests a $10 million annual savings for the City of Los Angeles with an initial cost of $57 million. The Federal Government may see similar savings.

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Campaign: Department of Defense

Reduce electric costs and light pollution

Reduce electric costs. Replace always-on lighting in common areas, lodging, housing, dormitories with motion-sensor based lighting. This will reduce electric usage and light pollution.

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Campaign: Department of Energy

Military Base Power

Install shore based nuclear power plants and solar / wind turbines at the end of each pier. Utilizing Navy personel for training and effectively use of shore duty billets and eliminating need for commercial power rates.

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Campaign: Department of Energy

Enhanced Use Lease Partnership With Utility Companies

Enhanced Use Lease (EUL) will allow federal and DoD installations to leverage existing land for supporting alternative energy initiatives by utility companies. These installations could then be taken off the grid, reduce carbon footprint, and provide for cheaper utility rates for all by having alternative energy infrastructure closer to the point of need. Alternative benefit would be utility companies can meet required ...more »

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Campaign: Environmental Protection Agency

Clean Air at coal fired power plants

The EPA should quit politics and enforce clean air rules at ALL coal power plants. The technology exists for coal fired plants to put out cleaner air than they take in. It just has to be installed at all the coal power plants. Forget the cost and force them to install clean air stacks and scrubbers. No more lying cap and trade for people to rich off of and keeping poluting the air. The time to clean the air is now, ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Commerce

Computer Power Saving can save over $200 million a year in Energy cost

Computer Power Saving SAVES over 200 million a year. Sleep mode allows the computer to basically shut off except it saves all the work on the desktop after a set time frame. Suggestion would be one hour of inactivity. The user then would only need to press the space bar and the computer is on and able to be logged into to continue work. Most users are instructed to leave computers on all the time for updates etc. ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Commerce

Computer Sleep Modes & Wake as needed.

Determine Computer Workstation Power-Saving Profiles based on Mission and apply a general power saving policy "sleep mode" to computers after being inactive for a max of one hour. Wake-On-Lan technology could be used to wake the machines for 'scheduled tasks' & updates. If a user hasn't typed anything in an hour, they should be patient enough to wait for the computer to spend 2-3 minutes waking up & restoring their session. ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Homeland Security

Solar Power and Eco-friendly facilites and equipment

We could save millions of dollars in costs just by building better facilities and improving existing facilities and equipment to be more eco-friendly. Currently the El Paso Border Patrol station is an example of the improvements that can be made in this area by using eco-friendly materials as well as solar power which currently supplies almost 20 % of the stations power needs. By utilizing solar power for facilities ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Homeland Security

Automatic Computer Shut Down

DHS has an estimated 200,000 employes and contractors who use laptops and desktop computers for their work every day. But when workers leave the office, many of them do not take the time to shut down their computer. This naturally begs the question: how much money could DHS save by remotely turning off idle computers? Assumptions: -10% of workers leave their computers on overnight (20,000) -The average computer uses ...more »

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Campaign: Legislative Branch

Eliminate Unecessary Power Consumption Agency -Wide

Eliminate unnecessary lighting. Install motion detectors to control lighting in frequently unoccupied areas, such as restrooms and copy rooms. Also turn off equipment when it's not being used.

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