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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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White House issues guidance to measure agencies' greenhouse gas emissions

The White House Council on Environmental Quality on Wednesday issued guidance detailing how departments should go about developing a baseline measurement for greenhouse gas emissions. Nancy Sutley, chairwoman of the council, spoke with Federal News Radio's Jason Miller about how the guidance will help agencies achieve this goal.

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 06:56pm EDT
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$10,000 challenge: Make a federal office building green

The General Services Administration and Metropolis Magazine have teamed up to offer $10,000 for a winning design that will make a 45-year-old GSA building more green. Susan Szenasy, the editor-in-chief of Metropolis Magazine, discusses the competition.

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 05:53pm EDT
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Analysis: "Greening of Government" survey

American University Director of Sustainability Chris O'Brien analyzes the Federal News Radio "Greening the Government" survey.

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 05:43pm EDT
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GSA: green buildings key to lower emissions

Green is good, but a building also has to serve the people inside. GSA's Kevin Kampschroer explains.

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 09:31am EDT
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USDA, State easing IT power intake

Agriculture plans to update its second version of its green IT strategy this year. State is implementing power management tools and could save almost $2 million. Both agencies are making headway to change the culture of how IT is used by their respective employees.

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 07:48am EDT
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As a federal pioneer of LEED, NOAA grasps savings

From the soon-to-be renovated headquarters of the General Services Administration, to the green roof of the main New York City Post Office, the federal government is making energy-efficient-and-sustainable buildings a top priority. But a little over three years ago, one federal building in the D.C. area led the way in the design and construction of a new generation of green buildings.

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 07:43am EDT
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GSA, Energy going alternative to run its buildings

DoE wants to make all of its roofs white or light color to help reduce the amount of heat buildings absorb. GSA is testing solar panels, geo-thermal and solar chimneys in different buildings around the country. The goal is to help reduce the government's $25 billion annual energy bill.

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 07:30am EDT
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DoD prepares for post-petroleum era

Christine Parthemore, a fellow at the Center for a New American Security, discusses with the DorobekINSIDER the findings of a CNAS study about DoD's transition away from reliance on oil.

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 07:10pm EDT
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How to measure your greenness

Marian Van Pelt, a principal with ICF International, describes how you can measure your sustainability efforts.

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 05:08pm EDT
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Air Force introduces "New Energy Culture"

The Air Force is adopting what it calls a "New Energy Culture" to reduce the force's energy use.

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 04:03pm EDT

Column: The green office castle

Chris O'Brien is the director of sustainability at American University in Washington. He offers some advice for federal workers who want to green their offices. O'Brien said to go easy dishing out the guilt and instead serve up solutions that make work easier and more efficient, and heap the praise on everyone who helps.

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 03:40pm EDT

White House returns to solar panels

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 02:05pm EDT

Column: GSA likes its standing as a leader in green

The agency seeks to improve the government's energy efficiency through internal and external initiatives. GSA is leading the effort to modernize federal buildings as well as provide customer agencies with sustainable products and services. Read an op-ed by Stephen Leeds, the General Services Administration's senior counselor to the administrator.

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 01:53pm EDT

Federal Bikeshare

OPM, GSA, and DoT launch a partnership with D.C.'s Capital Bikeshare Program.

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 12:03pm EDT

GSA powers down to green up

Federal News Radio's Jason Miller caught up with Casey Coleman, Chief Information Officer of the General Services Administration. He asked her about a green technology initiative that nearly all federal workers can relate to.

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 09:08am EDT
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Energy tests out hydrogen cars

The Department of Energy is testing out new hydrogen technology. Learn more about it through Federal News Radio's Greening of Government series.

Monday - 10/04/2010, 04:06pm EDT
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USPS puts green on the road

The first electric vehicle joined the Postal Service fleet in 1899, more than 100 years ago, after proving to be more efficient than a horse and buggy. USPS's Sam Pulcrano tells us how that tradition carries on today.

Monday - 10/04/2010, 09:08am EDT
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The Greening of Government: GSA changing the face of its fleet

The agency purchased more than 9,000 alternative fuel cars in 2010 and plans more in 2011 and beyond. GSA estimates $40 million in savings and the prevention of 340 million pounds of greenhouse gas from entering the atmosphere over the next seven years because of the purchases.

Monday - 10/04/2010, 06:10am EDT
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Survey: Feds unaware of green progress

A Federal News Radio survey of federal employees and contractors found most are optimistic about reducing the government's carbon footprint, but not many believe the efforts are making a difference. About 40 percent of the respondents say President Obama's executive order to reduce energy usage is a lot of talk and not a lot of action, and 73 percent are not familiar with their agency's sustainability plan.

Monday - 10/04/2010, 06:02am EDT
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