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Green Government News

Interior uses public lands for solar projects

Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) committed to helping the nation reach its clean energy future. BLM's Ray Brady tells us how that could happen.

Wednesday - 10/27/2010, 09:31am EDT
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GSA continues green initiatives with LEED Gold requirement

Timothy Hughes, counsel at the law firm of Bean, Kinney & Korman, joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss GSA's requirement that GSA-owned building projects have LEED Gold certification.

Thursday - 10/21/2010, 06:35pm EDT
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GSA now requires LEED Gold on all GSA projects

GSA is now requiring all projects achieve LEED Gold certification.

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 02:27pm EDT

OFPP looks for better green purchasing data

A new survey on how well agencies contract for sustainable products and services is under development. GSA and OFPP also are taking other steps to promote green purchasing including training courses and changes to acquisition regulations.

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 01:04pm EDT
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NextGen contest aims to make fed building green

GSA and Metropolis magazine are teaming up to give $10,000 to the best design that makes an old federal building green. The DorobekINSIDER spoke with Casey Jones, director of design excellence and the arts at GSA, about the contest.

Monday - 10/18/2010, 07:02pm EDT
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DoD aims to move to cleaner energy

As part of Energy Awareness Month, DoD releases a statement on its commitment to move toward cleaner energy sources.

Friday - 10/15/2010, 03:46pm EDT

How does Canada meet green goals?

Lynn Menard, the director of the Acquisitions, Strategy and Relations Directorate for the government of Canada, spoke with the DorobekINSIDER about how Canadian agencies set and meet green procurement targets.

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 04:45pm EDT
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HP greens Navy Marine Corps intranet

Engelina Jaspers, vice president of environmental sustainability at Hewlett Packard, joined the DorobekINSIDER to explain how HP was able to green the Navy Marine Corps intranet, the world's largest private network.

Friday - 10/08/2010, 04:21pm EDT
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NASA goes green in space too

NASA's sustainability policy is to execute NASA's mission without compromising our planet's resources so that future generations can meet their needs. Details from NASA's Olga Dominguez.

Friday - 10/08/2010, 09:08am EDT
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Green gov movement powered by social media

Federal agencies are turning to web sites like Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace to reach out to the public regarding their mission. But many agencies have also turned to social collaboration and networking sites to reach out to their own staff when it comes to President Obama's Green Government initiatives.

Friday - 10/08/2010, 06:51am EDT
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OPM extends ROWE pilot for another year

More than 400 employees will spend another fiscal year setting their own schedules and focusing on performance instead of worrying about where they are working. OPM is redoing performance plans to incorporate the Results Only Work Environment approach.

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 07:54pm EDT
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OPM extends ROWE pilot for another year

More than 400 employees will spend another fiscal year setting their own schedules and focusing on performance instead of worrying about where they are working. OPM is redoing performance plans to incorporate the Results Only Work Environment approach.

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 07:46pm EDT
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White House hands out awards for green efforts

Subhead: Administration honors sustainability efforts by seven agencies with the 2010 GreenGov Presidential awards.

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 07:03pm EDT

How did agencies do with sustainability plans?

Every agency has submitted a plan, per the White House request. David Erne, senior associate at Booz Allen, joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss what agencies put together.

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 06:09pm EDT
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Fed goes green by biking to work

EPA employee Barbara Klieforth bikes the six miles to work everyday.

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 05:50pm EDT
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Education works to teach the children green

The Department of Education is taking a taking a leadership role in the work of educating the next generation of green citizens

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 10:13am EDT
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White House's Sutley sees new greener mindset

Council on Environmental Quality issues new guidance giving agencies instructions to measure greenhouse gas emissions. Council chair Nancy Sutley said the directive includes approaches used inside and out of government. Agencies have until January 2011 to complete an initial baseline inventory.

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 07:09am EDT
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Federal Executive Boards spread the green word

With the majority of federal employees located outside of the Washington, D.C. metro area, how are feds in regional offices answering the White House's mandates regarding the greening of government? The answer: the Federal Executive Boards organized groups of executives who find ways to collaborate across agency lines.

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 07:02am EDT
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Center at Andrews Air Force Base saves money with green roof

The Air National Guard's new Readiness Center at Andrews Air Force Base is a great example of how technology can lower energy costs while also lowering the impact on the environment. Galen Jamison, project manager with CH2M Hill, joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss the construction of the center.

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 07:12pm EDT
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