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GSA testing new energy-saving technologies at federal buildings

The General Services Administration plans to roll out a dozen new technologies designed to better measure and manage energy use in federal facilities, the agency announced Wednesday. The new technologies, part of GSA's Green Proving Ground program, will be used in federal buildings across the country where their effectiveness will be evaluated by GSA and the Energy Department's National Laboratories.

Tags: Public Buildings Service , Green Proving Ground , technology , GSA , sustainability , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 09/26/2012, 07:58pm EDT

GSA to hire new FAS Commissioner

Steve Kempf will return after his medical leave as a senior adviser. GSA posted the commissioner's job on USAJobs.gov on Monday.

Tags: GSA , FAS , Steve Kempf , Linda Chero , Dan Tangherlini , Shakeup at GSA , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 05:16pm EDT

Greener bases depend on future BRAC rounds

The creation of sustainable installations will be largely dependent on future base realignment and closures or BRAC, said Dr. Dorothy Robyn, the department's deputy undersecretary for installations and environment.

Tags: DoD , green government , military bases , BRAC , Federal Drive

Thursday - 05/24/2012, 12:48pm EDT
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DoD asks Congress for more BRAC

Department of Defense officials told Congress that if they can't close military bases, they'll have to take more money out of forces, training and modernization.

Tags: BRAC , DoD , DoD Update

Friday - 03/09/2012, 08:46am EST

DoD seeks energy 'nirvana' in priorities

Dorothy Robyn, the deputy undersecretary of defense for installations and environment, said DoD is taking the lead in helping clean energy companies clear the commercialization hurdle.

Tags: DoD , clean energy , Federal Drive , 2011 Green Gov Symposium

Monday - 10/31/2011, 09:43am EDT
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DoD almost ready to hand out $30M in clean energy grants

The Pentagon will soon announce winners of its latest round of grant funding to try out new energy technologies at its U.S. bases. The response from industry and other government agencies has been overwhelming, officials said.

Tags: DoD , green government , Energy , Martin Dempsey , Peter Newell , Army , Navy , Marine Corps , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 05:34am EDT
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DoD tells Congress greening doesn't affect goals

Pentagon officials try to ease lawmakers' fears about whether renewable energy projects are affecting military functions. DoD has set up a task force to look at this issue, and wants to use advanced technology to help plan for projects.

Tags: mngt , Jerry Hansen , Debra Tune , Solomon Ortiz , Randy Forbes , DoD , Navy , Army , Air Force , House Armed Services Committee , green government , energy efficiency , Military readiness

Thursday - 02/25/2010, 07:10am EST
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Agencies going green and saving green

Energy conservation and saving taxpayer dollars are the goals of an Executive order to agencies signed by the President last October. But what are the special challenges of complying with that order for Executive Branch agencies? A Senate committee spent yesterday afternoon getting a progress report.

Tags: management , energy conservation , Executive Order 13514 , Senate Financial Management, Government Informatio , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Tom Carper , Nancy Sutley , White House Council on Environmental Quality , Richard Kidd , Department of Energy , Department of Defense , Sam Pulcrano , USPS , President Obama , Max Cacas

Thursday - 01/28/2010, 06:34am EST
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