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Legislative Branch

Electric power Replacement and solution

I recommend putting Solar Panels on the Roofs of any and all Government Buildings. In addition, any location that is suitable for wind energy put up Wind Turbines to reduce the overwhelming cost of electric energy used by Government agencies and most American citizens. The initial cost will be very high but in the extended period of use (years to come), these energy saving implementations will eventually pay for themselves... more »

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Department of the Interior

Power down computers when leaving work

Put systems in place that perform data/file backups of desktop machines during the work day or when the machine is being powered down. Then encourage workers to turn off those machines when they leave for the day. This would be a tremendous cost saving, plus reduce the burden that we place on the power grid. (When I stopped leaving my home machine on 24/7, our electric bill went down $40/month.)

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Department of the Treasury

Federal Shuttle System

Institute a fuel efficient shuttle for federal employees to federal government facilities in the Washington DC metro area, using as a starting point the shuttles already operated by selected departments, such as State. This will increase efficiency of transport across the government, reduce the cost of taxis, and possibly reduce Washington area traffic congestion. System (routes, time tables, etc.) ould be designed... more »

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Department of Defense

Energy Conservation - T8 LED tube lights

Reduce office lighting in federal agencies greater than 55% by installing T8 LED Tube Lights (by passing the ballast). T8 LED tubes are environmentally friendly, lasts much longer than fluorescent lights - 50,000 / 80,000 hours, uses 15 watts per light, come with a five year warranty, UL approved, GSA schedule, & produce footcandles equivalent with fluorescent lights and in accordance with IESNA. The ROI is less than... more »

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Legislative Branch

Provide non-motorized vehicle reimbursements.

Save travel costs, energy costs, go green, and increase health of federal employees by providing low cost non-motorized vehicle reimbursements rather than only providing the current high cost motorized vehicle use rates. If as an example, just 2% of the federal employees would use bicycles that could be reimbursed at 10 cents per mile instead of 50 cents/mile for automobile use -- many millions of dollars would be saved... more »

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General Services Administration

Energy Savings Incentive

Energy Savings Incentive Plan

One of the few places left to realize significant energy savings in office buildings is in operations. Building Operators and Engineers, as human beings do, often operate a building in a way that causes them the least amount of work and trouble.
It is not possible to write a specification to a mechanical services contractor that will cause them to operate the building in the most efficient... more »

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Legislative Branch

Save Energy and Decrease Carbon by Evaluating Energy Costs over 30-year Life Cycle

Require a 30-year energy cost evaluation when selecting energy saving mechanisms for USG-purchased buildings. This will increase the use of energy saving mechanisms that would, when evaluated over shorter term, raise the initial cost of buildings. An example is the use of geothermal heating and cooling. The cost, amortized over many years, clearly saves costs, reduces carbon emissions, and has fewer mechanical parts... more »

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General Services Administration

Scheduling two Shifts of White Collar Workers per Day Instead of One to Cut Overhead Costs and Carbon Footprint by 50%

This idea would also help us avoid future oil spills by becoming less dependent on foreign oil .At the end of the Industrial Revolution our government entered the White Collar Era. We have grown up during the Information Age which morphed into the Digital Age that we are in right now. We seemed to have forgotten the basic concept that made the Industrial Revolution one of the most important events in human history. "Interchangeable... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Ten hour days, four day work weeks to save energy and improve employee morale.

I suggest you...Many other federal and state employers have now instituted ten hour work days to save on energy for the individual (20% savings on fuel) and allow employees a free weekday to schedule needed appointments outside of work without using sick leave. This would not mean the station closes that fifth day, only that not all workers are at all stations every work day. Energy in the offices would be saved as lighting,... more »

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