Change the color of steel-hulled CG Cutters (which are currently Black, White and Red hulls) to one uniformed color hull - propose a Dark Blue Hull with Silver Flake (everyone enjoys a little shine) color schemed hull keeping the internationally recognized Orange Stripe and adding a white stripe (vice the current light blue). This color change could be accomplished during scheduled drydock cycles of all Coast Guard cutters... more »
When painting/repainting is required, use the most productivity-enhancing color there is.
As Secretary Chu said on The Daily Show, painting roofs white saves energy (except in extremely cold climates).
We have been required to repaint and re-carpet our leased office every 5 years by GSA. Both times it has caused a major disruption to our work because all our furniture and office/IT equipment needs to be moved out and then moved back in (by contractors). We also need to vacate the office for several days while this is done. It takes quite a while to get the office back in to working order once the work is complete. The... more »
The contract under which my Federal Government offices rented space had a clause providing a schedule for updating our space to include reconfiguration of rooms, new paint and new carpets. If such automatically scheduled refurbushing clauses in Federal rental agreements could be changed to longer periods between updates with a single notice, this would provide an untapped source of savings without additional administrative... more »