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Department of Homeland Security

Incorporate alternative energy into new GOVT Bldg design

It's time to start incorporating solar, wind and geothermal energy resources into the design of new government bldgs as well as replacing antiquated systems in old buildings. I currently work in a new GSA 'green' building that would have been ideal for solar alternative energy and yet this option was not considered (due to initial expense). Alternative energy use should be mandated for ALL new federal facilities as... more »

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Department of Energy

Mandate Alternative Energy for Federal Facilities

The gov't should be leading the way with alternative energy. It is time to mandate that all federal facilities develop a plan to run at 50% on alternative energy. Alternative energy is available through windmills, water generators, solar power and synthetic fuels. By forcing federal facilities to move to alternative energy, it reduces costs to the taxpayers and same valuable resources. I would much prefer to see a... more »

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Department of Labor

Alternative energy for federal buildings

I suggest that in order to both save money, and support alternative energy, that large Federal Buildings like the Kluczynski Federal Building be outfitted with Solar panels on their roofs. This would offset some of the electricity needed during the work day, and on weekends and holidays it could actually generate electricity to be sold back to local electricity companies. Some buildings, might even be able to have wind... more »

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Legislative Branch

FEDERAL BUILDING ALTERNATIVE ENERGY EXAMPLES

FEDERAL BUILDING ALTERNATIVE ENERGY EXAMPLES
Harness the power of perpetuity of our federal facilities. Unlike most businesses, federal facilities have a nearly eternal life cycle of operation. Long life cycles are currently necessary for most innovative energy sources to be considered financially viable, other than with federal subsidies. All ‘permanent’ federal facilities should be retrofit (competitively) with appropriate... more »

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