Showing 4 ideas for tag "operating cost"

Department of the Interior

Change Building Temperatures

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Require warmer facility temperatures in summer and cooler facility temperatures in winter. Encourage people to dress appropriately for the season. Most facilities could change their temperatures a degree or two with little difference in occupant comfort. Over the entire federal government a huge cost savings can be recognized. Unoccupied spaces can be adjusted more significantly.

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Legislative Branch

Don’t allow wireless peripherals on desktop computers

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Don’t allow the purchase of wireless peripherals for desktop computers. Wireless mice, keyboards, and other devices are not necessary for desktop computers. They have a higher purchase price than traditional devices with wires, and they have higher operating costs because their batteries must be constantly replaced.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Efficient Security Protocol saves $900 Million annually

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Wasted productivity is a large but avoidable expense. Our current security systems serve a critical purpose, but could be more time efficient. This proposal would avoid losing more than $900 million annually of currently lost productivity while preserving security.

Proposal: Create streamlined security software that allows one to stay signed in securely to the network and to password protected programs and avoid automatic... more »

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Legislative Branch

Close Government Buildings on nights and weekends

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Many buildings are kept open during nights and weekends to occomodate a very small number of people. The cost to provide security, heating and air-conditioning, etc. likely far exceeds the productivity of the people working in the buildings. It would be more cost-efficient to close the buildings at nights/weekends, and allow employees to who must work to do so from home.

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