The Federal Government is the Nation’s largest single energy consumer and occupies over 3 billion square feet of office space. Executive Order 13514 charges agencies with increasing energy efficiency and reducing operating expenses in Federal buildings by 3% per year. Many agencies already cut the HVAC power or office lights after regular working hours and on weekends. However, there are several periods throughout the... more »
Change all light bulbs to energy efficient light bulbs, think of the money we could save.
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 »
Most desktops here at my office and six other office I provide I.T. services to have personal printers assigned to them when there is a network printer two cubes down. When adding up costs for toner and color cartridges across all agencies this amounts to an incredible amount of money. Costs associated: 1. Lump sum of printer cost ranging $50 to $500 2. Toner or printer cartridge cost ranging $45 to $150 3. Depreciation... more »
We need an Executive Order to turn off all equipment when not be use. This should include, but not be limited to, all federal, state, local, commercial and private cubical lights, fans, heaters, computers, monitors, chargers, etc. This will save not only the energy to operate the equipment but also the cooling required to remove the heat generated by that equipment.