Department of Transportation

Automatic switching off of computer monitors over night

Make it automatic that overnight computer monitors (but not the computers) are switched off to conserve electricity, thus saving money and reducing carbon footprint, impact on electricity grid, etc. For those working at night, this could be easily overridden. Walking down the hall at my building I can see enormous potential for savings with this.

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Department of Justice

Don’t allow inmates to control their cell lights.

Inmates have full control of their cell light. There are four fluorescent tube lights in each cell and the inmate leave them on all day. The inmates are locked down every night at 9:45pm. I say we shut their lights off at 10:00pm and don’t turn them back on until 6:00am. Place sensors in the cell so if there isn’t movement the lights turn off. I turn off some many light everyday in empty cells. We could even remove 2... more »

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Department of the Interior

Energy Audit Measures Could Save $5 billion

Energy Audits are complete for a large number of federal facilities. These energy audits produced numerous recommendations that can produce savings at a rapid rate. Some of these measures will pay for themselves in less than a year and begin saving money after that point and far into the future. All measures with a payback of less than five years should be implemented immediately. These energy savings measures will... more »

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