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Department of Health and Human Services

Dress Code Change to Decrease Energy Costs

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My suggestion is that the official dress code policy allow for short sleeve button down shirts and khaki shorts (and something analogously light for women) for a majority of personnel in the summer time. I thought of this idea when my friend, who comes to work as an administrative assistant, and is required to wear a business suit to her job in one of the administrative wings at the National Institutes of Health, was... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Adjust temperature in buildings after work hours and on weekends

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Many office buildings are heated in the summer and cooled in the winter. Typically, personnel is working in these buildings between 7AM and 6PM, Monday through Friday. Between 6PM and 7AM many offices are empty, and temperatures outside the range of 68°F and 76°F could be tolerated. An adjustment of temperature by 1°F for ~ 8h/day can save up to 1% of the cost for heating / cooling, and adjustment by 10°F-15°F can... more »

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