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Reduce lawn care and convert gov land to local farm use

Currently, there is a high cost of lawn maintenance that exists across government facilities. The cost is heightened for low rainfall, high temperature areas. I know this personally as my last duty station had summer temps above 100F, but well maintained grassy areas that were in near perfect condition; which was watered during the peak of day or anytime that was necessary. None of the locals had a lawn of such high... more »

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Reduce Restroom Waste (Water & Paper Towels, not the other kind)

Automatic flush toilets are a horrible waste of water because many of them flush several times per user (especially when the user has to deal with nylons and the sensor keeps detecting movement within the stall.) Some even flush when someone just passes by the stall.

Automatic Sinks can also be a huge waste of water (and electricity) since the user cannot turn the water off immediately when they are finished.

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solar water heating

Most military structures use hot water not only for bathrooms/showers, but also for heating. A properly sized/located solar water heater system could be used to heat this water year around (excluding extreme latitudes). Large aircraft hangers would be the most cost effective locations to modify first as their large roof area and abundance of sunlight (even during winter months) could supply generous amounts of solar heat... more »

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