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The General Services Administration plans to have draft governmentwide policies for reusing and recycling used electronics by the end of this fiscal year. Kevin Kampschroer, deputy senior sustainability official for GSA, announced the agency's efforts at the release of the updated national strategy for sustainable electronics.
Old electronics are filling up landfills. The EPA estimates only 25 percent of dead electronics, by weight, get recycled. As the largest consumer of electronics, the federal government can set an example for how to do better. The guidance for e-recycling issued by the General Services Administration is about to become a regulation. Kevin Kampschroer, deputy senior sustainability officer at GSA, joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss its details.
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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.
The new version of the online resource provides additional resources to better help agencies improve workplace sustainability.
Agency plans on adding solar power, heating water through solar thermal processes and restoring the windows so they open. Along with GSA, several other agencies are due for major renovation through the Recovery Act, and all will be more energy efficient. GSA also is applying green requirements to all new major leased buildings starting in January.
Agency moves Federal High-Performance Green Buildings office to Office of Governmentwide Policy. GSA also creates the first Chief Greening Officer in the Public Buildings Service.
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.
Green is good, but a building also has to serve the people inside. GSA's Kevin Kampschroer explains.