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LEED green building standard clears first hurdle for governmentwide use

The Green Building Advisory Committee recommends GSA establish the LEED certification as the governmentwide standard for all federal buildings. GSA will work with Energy and DoD to come up with the final decision.

Tags: management , Green government , GSA , Kevin Kampschroer , Green Building Advisory Committee , LEED standard , Green Globe standard , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 05:47am EDT

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 , EPEAT , Emily Kopp

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

Agencies reduce energy usage by 12.4 percent in 2008

All but three departments met the goal to cut down the amount of energy they use by 9 percent. Agencies also expected to spend more than a billion dollars in 2009 on energy efficient projects. GSA's new rule goes into effect today requiring new leases to have an Energy Star rating.

Tags: management , James Sullivan , Richard Kidd , Kevin Kampschroer , GSA , VA , Energy , Federal Energy Management Program , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Green buildings , energy efficiency ,

Thursday - 10/01/2009, 06:54am EDT

Paintin' a data center green

Paul Scheihing
Technology Manager
Department of Energy
April 14th, 2009

Tags: tech , green data centers , DoE , PUE , DCPro , Dci ,

Tuesday - 04/14/2009, 01:00pm EDT

Expanding 'Energy Star' certification

EPA environmental protection specialist Una Song joins host John Gilroy to talk about the Energy Star project and how it can help your agency monitor its energy use.
April 26, 2011

Tags: Technology , EPA , Una Song , DoE , Energy , John Gilroy , ARMATURE , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 04/26/2011, 09:08pm EDT

Cooling down your home heating bill

WTOP Saves You Money on home heating, with some easy tips from the EPA.

Tags: heating , winter , Nathan Hager , wtop saves you money

Sunday - 12/12/2010, 11:19pm EST

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 , EPEAT , Green government , Jason Miller

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

New green windows can open the door to savings

Despite the high installation cost, new windows can lower your carbon footprint and even earn you a substantial tax credit.

Tags: energy efficiency , air conditioning , Windows , Evan Haning , Washington Consumers' Checkbook , Robert Krughoff , carbon footprint , bills

Wednesday - 08/11/2010, 03:35pm EDT
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