Department of Defense

Lower the voltage to save energy

Lower the voltage on the "electrical services" to buildings to save energy, on DOD Activities that operate and maintain their Electrical Utility Systems". Taking each building separately and lowering the tap connections or a manual selector "tap changer" adjustments at the "pad" or "pole" mount transformers that provide the electrical service to the buildings. As the voltage is decreased- the current or amperage will... more »

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Department of Commerce

Computer Power Management

I suggest you create guidelines for the energy settings on office computers and monitors and, along with the annual property inventories, have every property custodian certify that all computers on his inventory are set-up according to the guidelines. Exceptions would have to be documented and require the approval of the property custodian's supervisor. Such settings can save $75 in electricity cost per computer annually.... more »

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General Services Administration

Certified Power Management

I suggest you create guidelines for the energy settings on office computers and monitors and, along with the annual property inventories, have every property custodian certify that all computers on his inventory are set-up according to the guidelines. Exceptions would have to be documented and require the approval of the property custodian's supervisor. Such settings can save $75 in electricity cost per computer annually.... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Put Your Computer To Sleep

I suggest that federal desktop computers be set to hibernate when not in use and that monitors and other peripherals be turned off after work, even if CPUs have to remain on for software upgrades. Currently, agencies do not enable individual users to alter hibernation and power management options, and do not enable them through central servers. EPA recommends setting computers to enter system standby or hibernate after... more »

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