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Department of Justice

Save Energy at Federal Prisons with Geothermal energy

Use Geothermal Energy for all government buildings new and old for prisons being built and retro fit all other prisons. At 7m in the ground the temp is a constant 50 degrees and at a little of 200 feet you get the heat from the earth, install this technology which is not new, just not widely used, there would not be a need for expensive heating and cooling systems that generate hefty bills and use precious fossil fuels.... more »

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Department of the Interior

Energy Audit Measures Could Save $5 billion

Energy Audits are complete for a large number of federal facilities. These energy audits produced numerous recommendations that can produce savings at a rapid rate. Some of these measures will pay for themselves in less than a year and begin saving money after that point and far into the future.

All measures with a payback of less than five years should be implemented immediately. These energy savings measures will... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Office Energy Policy

Mandate that each office has a responsible energy policy.

Even bathrooms at federal buildings use a lot of water when toliets are flushed. The amount of water used per flushed could be decreased.

Lights do not need to be left on all the time. The office could install motion detectors that switch power off of lights (or electrical outlets) 2 hours after movement has stopped. Items still plugged into an outlet... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Energy Conservation: Turn off unneeded lights - use timer/sensor

Indoor lights are often left on in Federal buildings all night or week-end. People have varying schedules and generally do not take responsibility for turning lights out when they leave work. I recommend that after working hours, designated core lights be left on, but that most lights operate on a timer and/or motion detector.

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Department of the Interior

Insulate areas without insulation

Building insulation greatly reduces space conditioning costs. Insulate outside walls, ceilings/roofs and other areas of building envelopes to reduce energy use and save money. Seal cracks to provide a complete insulation barrier.

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Department of the Interior

Change Building Temperatures

Require warmer facility temperatures in summer and cooler facility temperatures in winter. Encourage people to dress appropriately for the season. Most facilities could change their temperatures a degree or two with little difference in occupant comfort. Over the entire federal government a huge cost savings can be recognized. Unoccupied spaces can be adjusted more significantly.

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