Stop the practice of replacing furniture every time a new SES, or political hire takes over an office. This is a waste of money for prestige or personal tastes at the expense of the government. New or like new furniture is replaced and goes where? If furniture is in useful condition it should stay, especially if in a sitting area or waiting area of an office.
THIS ENERGY AUDIT DEPARTMENT WOULD LOOK AT ALL GOVERMENT AND HOME IN THE U.S. FOR WAYS TO CUT AND REDUCE OUR ENERGY USEAGE. CUTITNG COST BY SEALING AIR LEAKS, OR CHANGING TO HIGH-EFFICIENCY EQUIPMENT IS JUST SOME OF THE WAY TO CUT ENERGY COST. A DEPARTMENT WITH GUIDLINES FOR LOOKING AT SAVING ENERGY... more »
There is white reflective paint available that can be painted on building roofs to increase the sun's reflection and cut energy costs for cooling. Use this paint on the flat roofs of government buildings in the southern states.
Provide parking spaces - at securable government facilities - which hace electrical connections for these new wave of electric cars coming onto the market. This would promaote the purchase and use of these vehicles, reduce our dependency on forign oil, and reduce our carbon footprint.
Where I work, EPA-Cincinnati, many employees use flexiplace. This saves travel time, gas, and often is more efficient for certain types of work such as writing reports and manuscripts. However, each employee tends to select any... more »
Are we the only country that is not on the metric system? Does it make any difference? Anyways, I thought I'd make the suggestion. I know everyone hates the metric system, but...
Currently, when we write a Federal Register document there is alot of detail (both legal boilerplate and technical information on the topic). For example, a recent Final Rule for a tolerance that I published had about 2 pages of boilerplate and 4 pages of technical discussion of the specific topic. At almost $500/page this cost EPA about $3,000 to publish.
Suggestion: FR documents... more »
Put paper recycle bins in the restrooms. Wet paper towels are recycleable !