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Department of Defense

Energy Savings

I use the bathroom at work, everyone does. However, I cannot tell you how many times I walk in and all the lights and fans are on. Why not install motion detectors in all govt bathrooms? I see them in private facilities all the time, they work well. The lights go on, and stay on for a period of time, or as long as motion is seen. Then the lights go out automatically and we are not paying to bring light to an empty... more »

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Department of the Interior

Dim the lights!

Make it mandatory for federal government buildings to have office and hallway lights on some sort of energy saving device such as a dimmer or timer. Emphasize that federal government offices and buildings should have minimal lighting on after hours, obviously taking into account safety concerns. This would save energy and money!

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General Services Administration

Smart Automatic Lights Energy Conservation (Smart ALEC)

I propose that as a start we, the Federal Government, install motion-sensing light switches in all Federal buildings. Not just the bathrooms, or our offices, but everywhere where there is a non-essential light. The timers could be adjusted depending on preference and frequency of use. Although the cost of these timers is not insignificant, they are readily available and easy to install (creating jobs). And they should... more »

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Social Security Administration

Lighting and Heat/Air efficiency

Install energy efficient lighting and require the purchase of energy efficient heating and cooling equipment and appliances in all Government offices. Having precise timers for lighting, heating/cooling, etc

for non-working hours is also necessary. In our office, many individual offices and unused common areas stay lighted and temperature controlled 24-7.

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Department of Homeland Security

Turn It Off!

Government agencies, as well as businesses and households, rely a great deal on electronics such as computers and their relating accessories. It would greatly save the government a great deal of money if a few habits were instituted, even if it happens just one employee at a time. First, computer monitors ought to be turned off, such as at lunch time and at the end of one's shift. PCs are generally left on 24/7. It would... more »

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Legislative Branch

Turn Down the Lights

Reduce the amount of lighting in Federal buildings during the summer months. Dropping to 50% lighting during late spring thru early autumn will cut the electricity bills substantially and reduce the frequency/costs of replacing light bulbs and light fixtures. The more intense daylight streaming in from windows and glass doors should at least partially compensate for the decrease in interior lighting.

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