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Sean_Mastromatteo
 USA
National Goodwill Week Printer Friendly Version
A national holiday legislated as a non-working week where the objective is to get out and do good for man kind.

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Bluecube
 USA
Citywide geothermal heat pumps Printer Friendly Version
The most efficient means of heating a house is by using geothermal heat pumps. Check the link below:
http://www.eere.energy.gov/RE/geo_heat_pumps.html.
The air going into your house runs through an underground tube, and becomes warmer. I.E. less energy required to get the air warmer. Heat pumps are kind of expensive to build, and it takes about 5 years for the energy savings to pay for the initial cost. Most people move within 5 years so the incentive isn't there to install them. City lots are mostly too small for geothermal heat pumps, so city governments should automatically install them under streets just like sewers. Homeowners would just plug into the common heat exchanger, and heating/cooling costs/energy use would decrease dramatically.
Reward: I'd like a city to name a park Bluecube Park. 

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PR Klein
 USA
Reuseable Flood Barrier Printer Friendly Version
The current practice of guarding against flooding into buildings is to fill and stack sandbags. This is labor intensive and presents the problem of disposing of the fill sand/dirt. The suggested invention is an inflatable hose-like vinyl/plastic/rubber material that could be uncoiled around the structure and filled with water to act as a barrier. Inasmuch as the hose is filled with water, it could float away when surrounded by water. Therefore, the hose is actually triangular shaped with heavier material bonded to the base side. The barrier could be emptied and re-curled after use. The cross-section design, weight and type of stabilizing material and ability to make connections of sections are variables for different heights of protection.
Reward: Seeing people triumph over tragedy would be great. Accolades would be nice, too. 

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