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GSA guide to ensure electronics are green to the end

The government's new strategy on electronic stewardship said no federal electronics should end up in a landfill. Agencies should make sure their computers, monitors and other equipment is reused whenever possible and eventually recycled by a certified company. The Government Services Administration will publish guidance in February.

Tags: GSA , Chris Hoagland , EPA , Cate Berard , technology , green IT , National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship , Green Gov Symposium , green symposium , Energy Star , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 02:11pm EDT

Agencies easily achieving green purchasing goals

Eight departments earn gold award for buying green electronics at least 95 percent of the time. Agencies also relying on renewable energy to provide electricity and power vehicles at a higher rate.

Tags: technology , contracting , Sarah O'Brien , EPA , Office of the Federal Environmental Executive , Air Force , Energy , Federal Acquisition Regulations Council , Green Electronics Council , IEEE , green purchasing , Fleet , Green power , Federal Electronics Challenge

Friday - 09/04/2009, 07:36pm EDT

OMB wants latest data on green purchasing

Agencies have until Jan. 15 to submit 2009 information on how they are meeting environmental goals.

Tags: management , procurement , OMB , OFPP , Office of the Environmental Executive , green purchasing , GreenGov initiative , OMB Scorecard on Environmental Stewardship

Monday - 11/30/2009, 01:47pm EST

95 percent of all new contracts must be green

FAR Council issues an interim rule to change the acquisition regulations. Agencies and contractors must start meeting new requirements for goods and services.

Tags: contracting , industry , FAR Council , EPA , USDA , green government , acquisition regulations , contractor ethics , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 05/31/2011, 03:39pm 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.

Tags: contracting , Cyndi Vallani , Dana Arnold , OFPP , GSA , EPA , GreenGov Symposium , green purchasing , biobased products , Energy Star , green government , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 01:04pm EDT

DHS, DoJ, EPA, Energy earn top green electronics award

Agencies recycled more than 51,000 pounds of electronics, purchases more than 58,000 hardware that met the green standards and saved the government more than $11 million.

Tags: technology , contracting , management , EPA , Federal Environmental Executive , DHS , DoJ , Energy , Federal Electronics Challenge , green IT , data centers , Energy Star , Jason Miller

Monday - 06/07/2010, 02:51pm EDT