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Department of the Interior

All government buildings should be net-zero energy consumers

Many local governments have taken on a policy that any new building, or those over a certain amount, be LEED certified. This is a great step, but the idea can go further within the federal government. We have the technology to make buildings cost-effectively which consume no more energy than they produce on-site.
This would not only save money on energy bills over many years that the building stands, but spur innovation... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Green Building LEED Certification

Since the Federal Government has adopted the LEED certification program for all new construction buildings we need to assess the money that is being spent on outside consultants to achieve these ratings. We spend on average 40k to 80k per project to various firms and consultants that are LEED AP certified to submit these applications. I see green building as a step in the right direction not only saving money on energy... more »

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Legislative Branch

Standard design/construction for most government facilities

Standardize design and construction for all new nonspecialized government facilities like franchises do (e.g., Home Depot, Taco Bell, Target, etc). Design small, medium, and large facility types as needed (like State Dept). Design facility types for various climate zones and material availability (like 1940s/50s U.S. military standard designs). Pre-design with LEED-compliant construction assemblies, components, details,... more »

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Department of Energy

Rescind DOE O 436.1

DOE Order 436.1, dated 5/2/11, requires DOE implementation of Executive Orders 13423 and 13514. The most recent EO requires all federal organizations and their contractors to track greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), and 436.1 adds a requirement that all new DOE contruction will earn LEED Gold Certification. No systems exist for tracking GHG emissions, so requiring federal organizations AND contractors, especially small... more »

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