Showing 4 ideas for tag "energy efficiency"

Department of Veterans Affairs

Power-saving policies

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In order to conserve electricity (and therefore operating costs), as many items as possible should be powered down when not in use. Office lights should have timers/motion sensors installed that turn them off after a certain period of inactivity. Printers can be powered down at the end of the day (or when they are not in use - sometimes I use my printer only a few times a week). Scanners should remain powered off and... more »

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Shut off unused lights and equipment during off hours

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Many times over the weekend at federal facilities the lights and computers remain on. The cost savings would be enormous if we can encourage people to shut the power off and get engineering to power down the central controlled electricity on unused floors.

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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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Regional and Area Office Site Visits by Video Teleconferencing

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All Regional and Area Office Site Visits should be conducted by teleconferencing.

The time spent travelling, in additional to the mileage and hotels required, cost the Federal Government millions of dollars yearly.

Videoteleconferencing is a very effective method of communication and is commonly used in the private sector.

The advances in automation now allow ROs and Area Offices to see the same listings and documents... more »

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