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Lisa Mendelson, National Park Service

The National Park Service is putting in place 81 energy efficiency and water conservation projects in parks throughout the D.C. metropolitan area. Lisa Mendelson is the Acting Regional Director for the National Capital Region at the National Park Service. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details the scope of the project that will install new intelligent bulbs, sprinklers and solar power across the region's hundreds of parks and landmarks in 2015.

Tags: Lisa Mendelson , National Park Service , green government , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Thursday - 12/04/2014, 11:42am EST
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Ruth Cox and Walter Tersch, GSA

Green investments to federal buildings are showing double-digit energy savings, according to the General Services Administration. They're looking at the effects of some energy upgrades. Ruth Cox is a senior sustainability official, and Walter Tersch is a program analyst at the General Services Administration. On In Depth with Francis Rose, they broke down the success of the green updates.

Tags: Ruth Cox , Walter Tersch , green government , GSA , Francis Rose , In Depth

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 05:09pm EST
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White House challenge puts the quest to go green in feds' hands

The government wants to go green and it's soliciting employee suggestions to help do it. It's a top-to-bottom effort though, as federal agencies also released their annual sustainability plans and the President announced a new GreenGov Symposium.

Tags: environment , EPA , CEQ , GreenGov initiative , GreenGov Challenge , GreenGov Symposium , sustainability , GSA , CDC , GreenGov Presidential Awards , cross-agency priority goals , workforce , Matt Wingfield , VA , HUD , green government

Tuesday - 11/04/2014, 04:22pm EST

Army changing its energy culture through better data

By the end of next year, the Army will install advanced electric meters at most of its large buildings, giving the service much more detailed data on how it uses energy than it's ever seen before.

Tags: management , Energy , Army , Katherine Hammack , Thomas Bostick , David Halverson , green government , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 03:58am EDT
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US to train veterans to install solar panels

The jobs training program is among a host of initiatives the White House says will cut carbon dioxide emissions by more than 300 million tons through 2030.

Tags: workforce , veterans , green government , USDA

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 11:00am EDT

Army focuses energy investments on soldier power

The Army says the alternative and renewable energy industry should not look to the military as a giant source of investment capital for new technologies. But there are a few exceptions to that rule.

Tags: DoD , Army , green government , industry , Richard Kidd , Jared Serbu

Friday - 08/01/2014, 05:02am EDT
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Agencies use of renewable energy at all-time high

Agencies released sustainability scorecards showing progress toward green goals. Overall, agencies have exceeded goals and reduced greenhouse gases, pollution and waste and increased renewables.

Tags: OMB , green government , White House , energy efficiency , sustainability plans , management , Ariel Levin-Waldman

Monday - 07/28/2014, 06:20am EDT

GSA task force plans for future net-zero energy buildings

The General Services Administration's Net-Zero Energy Task Group is planning to produce a draft letter with clear goals and guidance for net-zero energy buildings by this September.

Tags: Net Zero Energy , GSA , NZEB , NZEB Task Group , DoE , technology , Stephanie Wasko , green government

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 03:50pm EDT

Postal Service searches for solutions to its gas-guzzler problem

The U.S. Postal Service is looking at greener, more efficient vehicle options while waiting for funds to replace its outdated fleet.

Tags: Federal Drive , USPS , green government , Tom Day , Stephanie Wasko

Monday - 06/30/2014, 04:02pm EDT
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USPS lacks funds to replace aging mail delivery trucks

The Postal Service's mail delivery vehicles are in dire need of replacement, but the agency doesn't have enough money to buy a new fleet. In a new report, the USPS Inspector General said the agency's current fleet will only allow it to sustain delivery operations through fiscal 2017.

Tags: oversight , USPS , green government , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 10:58am EDT
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