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With roughly two million federal civilian employees, of which 15% (~300,000+) work in the Washington DC Metro area, demand put on the daily infrastructure (I-66, I-95, etc) is substantial. Currently, most personnel would work a normal 40 hour work week (5 days x 8 hours). If an AWS (Alternate Work Schedule) was put in place, where each employee would work eight, 9 hour days and one, 8 hour day per pay period, this would...
A somewhat common issue at many facilities seems to be that traffic is unable to pass through a traffic light without several iterations of green during peak hours. This leads to lengthy idle times and constant stop and go that are unnecessary as well as detrimental to the environment and the vehicle itself.
A simple solution would be to increase the time a light stays green during times of high traffic flow. Allowing...
Thousands of government employees are now performing their duties via teleworking. The benefit to workers has been great, both qualitatively and quantitatively. Now it's time for the government to maximize it's benefit. I suggest having "set" weekly, bi-weekly or monthly telework days. This would allow building lighting and heating / cooling loads to be reduced to non-occupied levels. The direct energy savings to the...