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Department of Health and Human Services

font change cuts costs by 30%

We should consider implementing the use of Century Gothic as the default font across government. Century Gothic uses about 30% less ink than Arial or Times New Roman. http://blog.printer.com/2009/04/printing-costs-does-font-choice-make-a-difference/
While the savings per user might be small, this, combined with simply printing fewer documents, could add up across the federal government. Additionally the reduced ink... more »

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Scripted shutdown of CPUs after nightly updates.

Scripted shutdown of CPUs post nightly updates.

If it really is "impossible" to shutdown non-essential cpus each night in order that updates be run, at the very least the scripts that run the updates could insure that the CPUs are turned off after the installs. Though as major computer companies (see Cisco) somehow manage to keep computers off at night. Perhaps scheduled updates for 20% of an networks computers each... more »

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Paper and Printing Reduction: Mega Ideas!!!

Lots of ideas to reduce paper and printing costs: Duplex (double-sided) printing default, no more glossy paper, print 2 pages per side of paper, reduce graphics, use most economical print font, no more personal printers, raise print consciousness via emailed policy and agenda item at all-hands meetings.

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