Showing 4 ideas for tag "turn off lights"

Department of Energy

Implement Energy Kill Switch in Offices

What savings is it to turn off those lights of the computer monitors, coffee machines, phone chargers, heaters, fans, etc. stay plugged in. At home I have instituted "Green Switch" that turns off everything that I don't need on when I'm gone. At work it could be as easy as plugging non essential things into a power strip and linking that to a wall switch. As you leave you can flip it off and voilĂ , you have instant energy... more »

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Department of Energy

Energy Saver

To help save energy in gov buildings install automatic lights. Use motion sensors to turn light on. After a designated time period have the light turn off. Mainly in hallways would probably be more sufficient or in other areas where light are needed, but do not need to be on throught out the day.

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Department of Defense

Electricity

A while ago Keesler AFB implemented CWS, also called down fridays, in order to save on electrical costs. How it works is that every other Friday all clinics in the hospital are closed down and the work day is extended from the average M-F 0700-1600 to M-F 0700-1700 and M-F 0700-1700 every other week. The only work stations that are not effected by this schedule change were, the Inpatient Units, The E.D., and the Lab.... 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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