Turn off the hot water. Many federal buildings unnecessarily heat millions of gallons of water each year. Unless your department or Bureau is providing showers to employees there is no need to provide hot water for simply washing hands. If this was applied government wide, millions of dollars could be saved and we would be a greener government.
I noticed people wearing coats/sweaters in the summer. By setting thermostat back up to 10 degrees saves up to 20% on Cooling/Heating bill. We conserve energy where ever possible at home; the same should apply at work.
The installation of motion sensing light switches in all office spaces and laboratories will drastically cut down electricity consumption which will lower the cost of electrical power over time. When you leave your office to get some coffee, or to go to the restroom most likely your light in your office is still on. Because of this, your office light is using unneeded electricity in other words adding cost to the power... more »