Department of Homeland Security

Greening Energy Costs

Leverage existing government properties to implement green energy technologies to reduce overall energy costs. For example, large vacant property abutting the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Artesia, NM location could be used to install wind turbines to power the buildings there, reducing overall energy costs of the Center while simultaneously lowering its carbon footprint. The roofs of the building could be ...more »

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Department of the Interior

stop wasting money on photovoltaic

Don't get me wrong, PV has its place, but it is one of the least efficient conversions of solar energy. Most building HVAC air displacement could be achieved by solar thermal convection. Most buildings hot water needs could be met by solar thermal, and create more energy through savings that could be created by PV in ten times the space. Many buildings could get significant winter heating from trombe walls or similar ...more »

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Department of Energy

Renewable Energy

How about installing solar panels on government buildings?

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Legislative Branch

Turn Federal Building Rooftops into Solar Collectors

My suggestion is for every federal building to allocate 20%-30% of its rooftop space for solar energy. Solar cells would be tied into the grids of DC electric companies. As electricity is generated, meters would automatically move backwards saving the federal government money, enough to offset the cost of this equipment within 5-years or less (especially on weekends, when little or no staff is present).

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Department of Energy

Solar & Geothermal Energy

I suggest installation of solar panels on all facilities that are suitable, and the utilization of solar panels and geothermal energy on all new government facilities.

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Department of Health and Human Services

Photovoltaic Windows

I suggest you...install PV windows (lets light in, and generates electricity) instead of regular windows whenever an old window is replaced (renovation) or a new window is purchased (construction). This could be done in Federal buildings as well as mandated for buildings constructed or improved with Federal funds. The cost savings for heating/cooling a building fully outfitted with PV windows is 50%.

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Department of Justice

Solar Panels, are Green, and they Save!

Utlize FDC Honolulu's Roof space to add solar panels. This would Greatly reduce the cost of FDC Honolulu's yearly $1.5 million dollar electric bill. Also adding a covered parking lot with solar panels on the the roof of that, would probably eliminate the electric bill entirely. More importantly it would be great for our environment!

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Department of Agriculture

All USDA offices have solar panels

I suggest all USDA offices have solar panels.

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Department of the Treasury

Solar Power

I work in the IRS Campus in Holtsville, NY. There are about 3000 employees in four attached buildings with flat roofs. If we were to convert to Solar Power, not only would it save millions of dollars and help the environment, it may actually generate revenue because of the vast area exposed to sun. The govt, state and local agengies all have financial incentives including the town of Brookhaven which is eliminating the ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Renewable Energy

Set up solar panels, and wind farms at all Federal government facilities. Use Natural Gas to generate electricity.

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Department of Energy

Shining a Light on Energy Production

Turn large numbers of exposed roofs on public buildings, such as schools, libraries, etc... into solar energy farms to generate electricity for use in their missions to educate our children and the community, while providing the national grid with any energy produced beyond their requirements.

 

This concept works in harmony with several national education standards and opportunities for citizen scientist engagement.

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Legislative Branch

Partner with General Motors to Expedite the Deployment of Electrical Recharging Stations

I suggest that you partner with GM to expedite the deployment of electrical recharging stations along our Nation's highways. Moreover, you fund solar collector technologies and advanced battery systems that could be intergrated with these electrical stations to lower their dependence on fossil fuels and the current electrical grid.

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