Showing 5 ideas for tag "energy efficency"

Department of Homeland Security

Crewmember Paperwork Reduction Initiative

Thousands of crewmembers are processed by Customs and Border Protection Officers in extremely busy airports with numbers that range as  high as 41 million passengers (including as much as 8 million international passengers) in Atlanta's Hartfield Jackson International Airport (US busiest airport) to average 29 million passengers a year including 9 million international passengers every year in over 20 airports around... more »

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Legislative Branch

Change thermostat settings - by just one degree (as a start)!

There is an easy and quick way for all Government agencies and organizations to reduce costs immediately! Let’s all move our thermostats up one degree in the summer and down one degree in the winter. I have worked in many Government buildings in my career where I have been cold in the summer and hot in the winter. As a couple of examples, we could save a lot in our facilities costs If we just move the A/C to come on... more »

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Department of Energy

Line Highway Medians with Solar Panels

The U.S. has more than 45,000 miles of Highways. The median strips are often clear of trees and get sunlight for much of the day. If we assume that only 1/2 of them have median strips that could feasibly have solar panels, that translates to more than 50,000 acres of land that could be used for solar power generation.

Assuming an average of 90Kw per acre (based on the capacity of the Davidson County Solar Farm in North... more »

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Department of Energy

Energy Vampire Elimination Contest at Department of Energy

All computer and related electronic equipment (e.g., photocopiers) consumes considerable energy even in screen saver or sleep mode. A widespread information campaign to physically push the off button on monitors, printers, computers, photocopiers at the end of each day offers significant aggregate energy and cost savings for the government - a powerful two-fer - that should then be disseminated to all government offices.... more »

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