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Department of Homeland Security

Heating/Cooling - Cut Thermostat Up to 10 degrees

I noticed people wearing coats/sweaters in the summer. By setting thermostat back up to 10 degrees saves up to 20% on Cooling/Heating bill. We conserve energy where ever possible at home; the same should apply at work.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Hardwired Attic Fans solar powered

Install Hardwired attic fans attached to solar panels. This would work by during the hot months electricly kicking on and drawing out hot are better than non electrical systems. The benefit would be that it would lower the attic temperature thus lowering the cooling that would be disapated through the 100 degree attic during the summer.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Saving on heating and cooling costs

I propose putting in automatic door openers on the first floor doors of the buildings open to the Tramway.

Our VA has many seperate buildings connected by what is called a Tramway (basically a sidewalk with brick walls, a roof, and many windows). This tramway is heated in the winter but not cooled in the summer so the windows are usually open. The buildings doorways are left open to the tramways to enable handicapped... more »

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General Services Administration

Scheduled Telework Days

Thousands of government employees are now performing their duties via teleworking. The benefit to workers has been great, both qualitatively and quantitatively. Now it's time for the government to maximize it's benefit. I suggest having "set" weekly, bi-weekly or monthly telework days. This would allow building lighting and heating / cooling loads to be reduced to non-occupied levels. The direct energy savings to the... more »

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