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Travel for training within the government is astronomical - mostly due to the fact that so many airline tickets are purchased as "refundable." I believe the government could save a great deal of money simply buying reduced, non-refundable airfare. The number of people in the five years I have been handing the Travel FCP who have needed to get a trip refunded is a whopping ONE. Meanwhile, we are spending thousands of ...more »
Install programmable thermostats in as many areas as feasible. The initial costs of installation would be recouped in a short period of time with the savings in not heating or cooling areas where people are not present (offices which are continuously heated/cooled over weekends when no one is there).
Install, in as many areas as possible, motion sensitive lighting. The number of lights left on over weekends and long breaks must add up to a lot of energy wasted - along with a lot of dollars.