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Social Security Administration

Vehicle to Grid Technology - Utility Savings

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The government should invest in technology that can save money while doing nothing. Vehicle to Grid (V2G) technology is being tested and has proven to save electricity over a life of a vehicle. Tens, Hundreds, even thousands of cars are parked in lots across Government buildings. Employees or any visitors could plug their V2G car into the the parking lot and save money. Electricity costs will rise until the cost of... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Changing Energy Supply with utility company

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In the last few years over 20 states have deregulated the energy suppliers in their state. This means that both gas and electricity suppliers are now competitive markets in those states. Just by researching each states energy suppliers and changing the energy supplier to a cheaper company, could save anywhere from 5-25% a year in electric and/or gas supply costs the government is paying on utility bills. In some cases... more »

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Legislative Branch

drill for oil!?

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General Services Administration

"DayBurner" Project for Federal Buildings

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Lighting professionals call an exterior security or parking lot light that remains on during daylight hours a "dayburner." My local Post Office, for example, has had ALL exterior lighting on "24/7" for as long as I can remember. You see this just as frequently on private commercial property. There is no benefit to this lighting being on, but there is a cost in dollars, wasted resources, emissions from unnecessary energy... more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Standard Shift

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Return to a standard shift when everyone is expected to be at work. We would save billions. Our economy is not in a state where we can afford to have facilities open 16 hours a day because of employees flexible time. A standard shift would be better for production because you are not having to wait for employees to arrive for work and end of shift would be more productive since employees aren't leaving at odd times stopping... more »

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Department of Defense

DoD LED light usage

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Replacing all DoD lighting fixtures with LED fixtures would reduce the energy consumption of all DoD facilities by over 80% immediately. The cost of each fixture is less than $40usd to replace the energy equivalent currently being used. With each individual office holding more than 10 fixtures, this would dramatically decrease all energy consumption to 1/30th saving the DoD millions per installation and assist with "green"... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Turning it Off: A Simple Solution to Energy Managment

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Have federal buildings that operate off a timer for most electronic equipment and lights. Almost all equipment except servers that save data. Having electronic equipment such as computer workstations, printers and fax machines. The equipment should shut off during off duty hours and turn on before shift work starts. This would most likely save hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars in electricity bills per year.... more »

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