DOE has more fluorescent lights than necessary to perform work--especially in hallways. How about removing half of them (one tube per unit, or half the units)? For that matter, most of the people in my office turn off overhead lights and use desk lamps--the fluorescents are uncomfortable when using a computer.
Such methods could include a sticker-like label for light switch plates that encourage staff to turn off the lights.
Another idea involves installing auto-off light switch modules that could be set to power down lighting a short duration of time... more »
Almost every large restroom and pantry in the numerous federal buildings I've entered are lighted throughout the day. The same is true for many other rooms in federal buildings. With the cost increasing for electricity there would be a great savings if motion sensors that activate lighting were installed in theses rooms.
I work in a location with floor-to-ceiling windows. If half of the ceiling light fixtures were removed, or if we could turn off half of the lights, this would save energy. I don't think this would not cause a reading problem, since we receive a large amount of natural light.
Occupancy sensors are devices, frequently mounted on the wall or ceiling,... more »
The electricity used to power 1 Bulb costs approximately 15$ per year**
In one small part of my office (that houses approximately thirty employees), I count 36 light fixtures. That’s 72 lights --- or an electrical cost of $1,152 annually.
That’s $38.40 per employee annually, JUST for the electricity that powers... more »
Cubicles require more floor space, additional lighting and additional equipment. They are less conducive to collaborative and cohesive work environgments. By reducing cubicle configurations to group areas with adequate overhead lighting eliminates waste.
hallways, lobbies, unused offices, and conference
rooms) are turned off when not in use, especially at
night. This includes the ornamental lamps that are in
various locations, as well as monitors. More
motion-sensor switches like those already installed in
some areas would be good to consider. Another idea
would be to have security personnel, who probably do
rounds... more »