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Department of Homeland Security

Remove Desktop Printers

Most desktops here at my office and six other office I provide I.T. services to have personal printers assigned to them when there is a network printer two cubes down. When adding up costs for toner and color cartridges across all agencies this amounts to an incredible amount of money. Costs associated:

1. Lump sum of printer cost ranging $50 to $500

2. Toner or printer cartridge cost ranging $45 to $150

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Department of Energy

Noise Sensitive Area Wind Energy

Throughout the US there are Military Operating Areas (MOAs) and Military Training Routes (MTRs) which are used by military aircraft for training purposes. Within the borders of these airspaces are Noise Sensitive Areas (NSAs) which are designated blocks of airspace that the aircraft cannot fly over. These NSAs keep civilian farmers and ranchers happy by limiting the airspace military aircraft have for low level training... more »

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Department of Energy

Green Trash Disposal for Federal Buildings

Recently I came upon a green way to dispose trash that may help the federal government save money on tipping fees (hauling, disposal, and landfills costs), while helping to generate supplemental electricity and heat for its buildings. There is already a new technology called the Green Energy Machine (GEM), which each unit can process 3 tons of trash daily (wood, paper, cardboard, plastics, food, and agricultural materials)... more »

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Department of Defense

DoD LED light usage

Replacing all DoD lighting fixtures with LED fixtures would reduce the energy consumption of all DoD facilities by over 80% immediately. The cost of each fixture is less than $40usd to replace the energy equivalent currently being used. With each individual office holding more than 10 fixtures, this would dramatically decrease all energy consumption to 1/30th saving the DoD millions per installation and assist with "green"... more »

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Legislative Branch

Switch to LED Lighting in all Federal Space

LED Lights are more expensive than flourescent per piece, but the bulbs last just about forever, produce less heat and the light is easier on the eyes, so office workers are less fatigued by the end of the day.

LED is better for the environment, as well, than CFL, and LED technology is advancing rapidly. There are even LED tubes to replace the dreaded flourescent ones we office workers have learned to dread over the... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Solar Roadways and Walkways

Solar Roadways are quiet and clean (ideal for military bases, eliminates unsightly powerlines, ideal for charging electric cars, can be used in remote areas, much less pollution). Also, production would create lots of green jobs. This idea can also be applied to sidewalks, walkways, playgrounds, parking lots, etc... They melt snow and ice eliminating lots of snow removal and they illuminate roads. It would be a great... more »

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Department of Defense

Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor (LFTR) and Green Electricity

Because of its inherent safety features, non-proliferating and super-efficient green technology, it is proposed to install underground, small-scale Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors (LFTR) in all U.S. Navy installations around the world to provide electric power at a cost less than that from coal power plants. Some of the many advantages of the LFTR system over other nuclear reactor designs are presented. It is the unique... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Wind Turbine

Willow Creek Port of Entry is a remote port of entry with a substantial amount of wind. My suggestion would be to build a wind turbine at the Port of Entry to subsidize the electricity output of the Port and also to show travellers that the government is committed to green technology

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Department of Homeland Security

Depleted Uranium as Fuel

I have heard of a reactor that uses depleted uranium as a fuel source. It's called a Traveling wave reactor. This would be a good way to get rid of all that DU we have lying around. The down side is that the tech is currently still being researched according to the few pubs I took a look at. As such it is a long tem project which would be a good idea to start now (yes I DO know that we have a buget crises)
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