Department of Veterans Affairs

Conserve Electricity

Turn off lights in buildings during evenings and weekends. Realizing that cleaning and maintenance crews need to be in after hours but when they are gone there is no need for lights in offices to be left on. We leave computers on at night and weekends, they are powered down to a login screen but none are shut off. All equipment is left on and in a stand-by mode never completely shut down. Internal lights and lights on upper floors do not need to be left on for any reason. Most lights can be put on motion sensor switches and activated if someone enters the area giving that person time to switch on power if they need. We already have 24 hour security on site ther is no need to keep all of the building lit up as well.

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Idea No. 16210