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Set targets for reduction of water use in restrooms for federally-owned or leased buildings to encourage installation of sensor-operated low flow toilets and sensor-operated water faucets.
Review the costs of grounds and landscape maintenance at all federally-owned facilities and all federally-leased facilities. Reward xeriscaping and use of native/local plants or non-plant features (rock gardens, etc.) Set targets for reducing landscaping that requires extra care, extra watering, changeout of flowers at seasons and reward meeting or exceeding those targets.
Consider adding "solar groves" to appropriate government parking lots to shade cars and generate clean power (can also support electric cars and plug-in hybrids). Understand this will not work in all locations, but can see that it would work in some. Refer to http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/06/the-parking-lot-as-solar-grove/ for more info.