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Department of Energy

Telework

Encourage the use and maximize telework during the summer months, especially when code yellow, orange or red air quality days are predicted. This would serve to reduce electricity load from Federal facilities, subways, and reduce emissions from vehicles as well (even if the person only travels a short distance to a Park and Ride facility).

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Department of Commerce

Live Plants in Office Buildings & Atriums

Live plants and trees in offices and large atriums not only improve moods of those working, however they also save money and energy by naturally filtering the air and balancing the temperature (thus saving money on temperature control). Many large hotels use plants in the center atrium of the hotel, as the upper levels can become very warm, even with the air conditioning working its hardest. The plants can also maintain... more »

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