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Department of Agriculture

all USG buildings should have white facades and roofs

I know there has been a suggestion to have white roofs, but why don't all USG buildings be painted white to save energy? Also, statistcially, white paint last longer than any other color because the sun bleaches out the pigments in mosts colors. White should be the standard for cost, longevity, and energy saving for all uses and

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Department of Defense

Roof Asset Management

Currently roof systems are routinely completely, and often prematurely, removed and replaced on Navy facilities without proper evaluation to determine the real need, alternatives for replacement or alternatives to replacement (e.g., effective repair) , consideration for overlay of existing roof system versus removal, and potential reuse of components of the existing roof system like insulation. A process to require a... more »

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Department of Defense

Simple Solar Idea for Military Installations

Cover the roofs of large buildings on military installations with solar panels. The enormous square footage of these roofs presents an "already-in-place" platform for solar energy generation. No additional space would be required for solar farms, wind turbines (which would be impractical due to the danger posed to flight operations), etc. Just use the space we already have. This would drastically reduce the strain... more »

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