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Department of Defense

Alternative Energy R&D powers the Government

Mandate that a certain percentage (perhaps 30%) of all government subsidized Research & Development (R&D) in the area of Alternative Energy be required to help lower power demand of Government facilities. If the end product of goverment subsidized research & development in alternative energy projects like Fuels Cell, Solar Energy, Wind Turbines and Alternative Fuels were installed as auxiliary power sources for government... more »

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Department of Commerce

Save ~$20 Million/Day in Energy Costs with Scheduled Outages

The Federal Government is the Nation’s largest single energy consumer and occupies over 3 billion square feet of office space. Executive Order 13514 charges agencies with increasing energy efficiency and reducing operating expenses in Federal buildings by 3% per year. Many agencies already cut the HVAC power or office lights after regular working hours and on weekends. However, there are several periods throughout the... more »

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General Services Administration

Scheduled Telework Days

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... more »

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