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Smart design can make federal offices more productive places to work

Even stodgy old federal buildings can benefit from the smart design the latest technological advances offer today's building designers.

Tags: Larry Melton , GSA , federal buildings , workspaces , Federal Drive , A New Era in Technology , technology , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 02:25pm EST
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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 , energy efficiency , Energy Star

Thursday - 10/01/2009, 06:54am EDT
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5 Quick fixes for a drab office from GSA

The GSA's pilot program to update government offices is making them more productive, healthy and collaborative. Dianne Juba, interior design program director at GSA, talks about how they're doing it for cheap.

Tags: Federal Drive , GSA , Dianne Juba , interior design

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 10:39am EST
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Tips to make your agency more green

Federal News Radio has compiled a list of dos and don'ts when it comes to making your agency or company more green.

Tags: greening of government , green government , green tips ,

Friday - 10/01/2010, 05:18pm EDT

Blue skies for green federal buildings

A new NASA facility in California is designed with the latest Space Age technology and can produce more energy than it uses. Who, and what, is next? We ask the Green Building Council's Jeremy Cohen.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , Jeremy Cohen , Green Building Council

Tuesday - 06/14/2011, 10:41am EDT
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BRAC side effect: Greener buildings

Because of mandates requiring new DoD buildings to meet minimum requirements for environmental design, tens of thousands of Defense employees are making moves from older, energy inefficient buildings into greener ones.

Tags: DoD , BRAC , BRAC Impact , Fort Belvoir , Fort Meade , Bethesda National Naval Medical Center , LEED , U.S. Green Building Council , David Bullock , Travis Edwards , Don Carr , John Mateczun , Jared Serbu

Friday - 05/13/2011, 08:05am EDT
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Mobile workforce changing look of federal workspace

The General Services Administration is turning its own headquarters into a "living laboratory" by putting three employees into the space of one. GSA's Cathy Kronopolus says changing demand is being made possible by change management.

Tags: Federal Drive , GSA , pay and benefits , management , technology , Suzanne Kubota , Cathy Kronopolus

Tuesday - 02/08/2011, 09:31am EST
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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.

Tags: green government , management , NOAA , Paul Pegnato , GSA , Tony Alonso , data center , LEED , Max Cacas , Greening of Government: buildings

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 07:43am EDT
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