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Department of Health and Human Services

Efficient & Sanitary Washrooms Save Water, Electricity, & Trees

The following suggestion can be applied to all washrooms in buildings owned and rented by the federal government:
All washrooms should be equipped with low-water usage toilets and urinals. Toilets should have different flow levels for solid and liquid waste. No-water (dry) urinals should be used where feasible. Faucets/taps should be fitted with water aeration filters to reduce water usage. Faucets/taps should... more »

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Legislative Branch

Water Conservation: BUILD CONSERVATION GARDENS

Create conservation gardens at Federal Facilities. Achieve low maintenance, beautiful landscaping while saving precious water and money. Incorporate native and drought tolerant flora, native bunch grass meadow (instead of traditional lawn), mulch and weed barriers (retain moisture, reduce weeds), hardscaping (stone, wood, dry creek beds, paths, patios), recycled materials, and a water efficient irrigation system (drip... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Get rid of Autoflush Toilets & sinks & change heat/cool settings

The autoflush toilets waste a tremendous amount of water. The toilets will flush before it needs to and sometimes several times on its own. This is extremely wasteful and inefficient. We should be able to manage to push a handle down by ourselves. Also, the settings for the AC & heat are way too cold in the summer and too warm in the winter, which is extremely wasteful. Each building needs to be looked at separately... more »

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Legislative Branch

The 1-2 Flush System

I am a Summer Intern at HUD and a Full-time student at the University of Maryland. In our dorms at UMD, we have sensor toilets that detects how long you've been on the toilet. Although this may sound silly, the toilet accurately predicts what type of waste you are emitting (putting it kindly). The toilet then determines how much water is needed to flush away the waste. For bigger projects, more water is used. And for... more »

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General Services Administration

Reduce water usage and cost for water

This may be an inadvertent duplication, however it seems that something might have gone wrong when I just a moment ago submitted it, as I was not actually ready to do submit it before it went 'poof'. This submission thus replaces the previous one.

In my building and probably in many others, there are infrared sensors that automatically flush toilets. The sensors are either mistimed, or otherwise maladjusted in addition... more »

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