Showing 8 ideas for tag "energy saving"

Legislative Branch

Ceiling Fans !

Ceiling fans are an inexpensive way to help circulate air in buildings. They will significantly help reduce heating and cooling costs. Imagine how much money will be saved if all government buildings change their thermostat by one degree .. let alone two or three.

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Department of Homeland Security

Save Energy Costs Computer Monitors

Require by action or automated procedures that monitors be turned off at the end of the work day.

I am assuming that other agencies are like mine, IT folks require us to log-off but not turn off work stations at the end of the day. I understand this but there's no effort to remind workers to turn off monitors. A digital pop up once you hit the log-off option would I think help get people into the habit of doing so.... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Turning it Off: A Simple Solution to Energy Managment

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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Legislative Branch

Energy cost savings through Photovoltaics

Solar Photovoltaic panels should be installed on every Government building including offices, all housing on military bases, parking structures, etc. The technology has improved substantially, and photovoltaic is a competitive, safe and reliable electricity source. If the Government were to implement this initiative, due to economies of scale the cost of Photovoltaic solar panels will be further reduced due to the... more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Save Energy, Money, & Planet through Better Insulation

At the Kennedy Space Center as with many Government facilities, there are many buildings with spaces that must be kept cool for sensitive equipment and hardware. These facilities include laboratories, workshops, hangars, spacecraft assembly buildings, etc. that tends to be large buildings with much air leakage and high rates of solar heat gain. The air conditioning demands can easily account for 50% or more of the power... more »

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Department of Defense

Distributed Offices (Telework)

The federal government should take a proactive and strategic approach to managing office space, employees, and telework/telecommuting. By establishing stronger policies and performance metrics (such as percent of employees involved in and/or the percent of organizational work done via telework) to encourage and manage telework, the federal government could reduce the required amount of office space. Thereby reducing... more »

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Department of Defense

Solar Power

Put solar power on all military dorms, and add heating to them as well. Not all government buildings are efficient in providing solar power, but the ones that are geographically located in areas feasible should be built with solar power panels.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Energy cost savings

1. Conduct energy audit of Federal government Buildings to determine how the buildings consume energy; identify opportunities to eliminate waste, increase efficiency.
2. Use renewable energy technologies, such as photovoltaic (PV) solar panels in Federal buildings.
3. Install power management software for computer monitors.
4. Turn on power save features in office equipment - copiers and printers etc.
5. Use programmable... more »

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