Department of Commerce

Thermostat +3 summertime, -3 in winter

I'm tired of having to wear long sleeve shirts in July and short sleeve shirts in January.

 

It doesn't need to be 70 in the summer, which is exactly what my cubicle thermometer says right now. 72-74 would be fine.

 

And keep it a bit cooler in the winter as well. Shoot for 68-70, not 74-76 ... which is what i was seeing last winter.

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General Services Administration

Energy and Dress Code

Increase the temperature range by 3 degrees in summer and lower by 3 degress in winter. Communicate to employees and embedded contractors the proper attire to wear. This would relax the dress code but still not allow people to dress like bums. This would apply to all Executive, Legislative, and Judicial agencies.

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Department of Health and Human Services

Brrr...it's cold in here!

In the last week, DC has had day after day of record high temperatures, with the heat index soaring past 100 on a daily basis. Heat warnings, sweaty metro rides, and sweltering walks have abounded as thousands of government employees have gone to work during these hottest of days. Inside the halls of the HHS Aerospace Building, however, the temperature has been something much more akin to arctic. As I walk through the ...more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Hardwired Attic Fans solar powered

Install Hardwired attic fans attached to solar panels. This would work by during the hot months electricly kicking on and drawing out hot are better than non electrical systems. The benefit would be that it would lower the attic temperature thus lowering the cooling that would be disapated through the 100 degree attic during the summer.

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Department of Energy

Energy Savings/Office Temperature

My office building has a default temperature range of 69 to 73 degrees. It is over 90 degrees outside and my office is 68 degrees. The default temperature range should be seasonally adjusted so we can wear summer outfits in the summer!

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Department of Homeland Security

Effective, Economical, & Commonsense Conservation Measures

The Government can and should increase efficiency and cost-savings through various commonsense conservation measures, including: • Requiring the default on our printers and copiers to print double-sided. The IT department(s) could set an Organization-wide default, and in those instances where individuals need to print single-sided, it is easy enough to do so. This would save paper, ink, and significant material costs, ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Temperature control for environment

Mandate that all federal agencies and building to inlcude monuments set temperature of 67-68 degrees in the winter and 74-75 in the summer. The cost savings from this action alone will make a significant impact without any extra labor costs.

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Executive Office of the President

dress code appropriate for the weather/temperature

A majority of the energy cost in my home is due to heating in the winter and cooling in the summer. I would assume that a massive amount of federal money goes to heating and cooling office space. Current dress codes and customs suggest that a person should dress exactly the same in both winter and summer. This requires more heating/cooling costs for buildings as they try to reach 70 degrees for every work day. Instead, ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services - IMB

Adjust Room Temperature in Government Buildings

Room temperatures should be comfortable for people to work in adequate clothing that does not restrict movement. During the Summer time room temperatures are set to 72F, in the Winter time temperature is set to 80 degrees. Both are extreme temperatures and not comfortable at all. We are constantly calling maintenance, they come in tape the ducts, make some adjustments and a few days later we are back to the starting point. ...more »

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