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Put Solar on All Government Roofs when built or repaired

Roofing Projects for new government buildings and for Repairing existing government buildings is expensive, but it would Save a lot of money over time if we added Solar Panels at the same time as roof work is being contracted. The installation costs would be reduced greatly and the electrical savings would more than make up for the smaller construction cost over time and would lower our dependence on energy. It would... more »

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Automatic computer shutdown and restart.

I recommend installing hardware or software that allows the user to determine the time of day their computers would automatically shutdown and restart. Too often I see computers around our office that have been left on overnight and through the weekends. This has the potential to save over 66% in computer energy use (16 hours a day off, plus weekends).

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Automated Lights

Some offices do not allow lights to be turned off at the end of the working day. And some offices have one light switch for multiple offices so if one person is out of the office then their light cannot be turned off or else everyone else's light is turned off as well. I propose that automatic motion sensor light switches be installed. This allows for lights to be turned off when no one is in the office and, at the... more »

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Using Solar Sterling Systems for power

We usually think about solar panels when we talk about solar energy. Instead we could use Solar Sterling engine for power generations. Current systems out on the market have an efficiency return of 26% with up 30%+ when temperatures are cold; most solar panels are around 10% to 18%. In addition these systems have three advantages over solar panels. One they are already setup for AC power so adding them to the power... more »

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Save Energy & Reduce Employee Downtime Through Smart Backups

Computer hardware and software failure may result in employee downtime and lost work. Some people mitigate this by backing up files on external hard disks. Unfortunately, backing up files can take up to several hours when the employee has more than 100 GB of data, which results in the inability to do work on the computer during that time. Computer access is critical to completing most tasks. The other option is to backup... more »

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energy conservation in office when not at desk

minimal instruction or daily inspection is provided to encourage people to reduce office energy overnight; many people leave for night and weekend with office fan running, cube lights on, and display screen on...regular reminders and oversite would reduce this big waste of electricity. cube neighbors don't feel like they have the authority to turn these off since it is not their space.

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