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Federal buildings, old and new, go green

Treasury's building, DoD's Mark Center both get LEED Gold certification. Treasury expects to save $3.5 million by improving how the structures uses energy. DoD expects its new building to use 45 percent less water.

Tags: DoD , Treasury , Green government , LEED , Energy , Dan Tangherlini , Joanne Hensley , Amy Boyce , U.S. Green Building Council , Jared Serbu , BRAC , Mark Center

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 05:26am EST
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Public Buildings Service takes up Net Zero Challenge

Bob Peck, commissioner of GSA's Public Buildings Service, says his agency is leading by example in energy efficiency.

Tags: Bob Peck , GSA , PBS , Green Gov Symposium , Green government , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 10:46am EDT
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DoD tells Congress greening doesn't affect goals

Pentagon officials try to ease lawmakers' fears about whether renewable energy projects are affecting military functions. DoD has set up a task force to look at this issue, and wants to use advanced technology to help plan for projects.

Tags: mngt , Dorothy Robyn , Jerry Hansen , Debra Tune , Solomon Ortiz , Randy Forbes , DoD , Navy , Army , Air Force , House Armed Services Committee , Green government , Military readiness

Thursday - 02/25/2010, 07:10am EST
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How to make your agency energy plan really work

Deloitte Consulting LLP has launched a new initiative.

Tags: Technology , management , Deloitte , Green government , David Fornari , DorobekInsider , Dorothy Ramienski

Tuesday - 07/20/2010, 02:32pm EDT
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GSA headquarters to become model green building

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.

Tags: contracting , management , Kevin Kampschroer , GSA , HUD , VA , Interior , DHS , Coast Guard , Commerce , Recovery Act

Friday - 11/20/2009, 06:59am EST
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GSA wins sustainable building awards

Agency says these awards are recognition of its commitment to greening the government. GSA also using Recovery Act funding to install solar panels at federal facilities nationwide.

Tags: management , Stephen Leeds , J. David Hood , GSA , State , Building Owners and Managers Association , Green government , sustainability , Recovery Act , Rachel Stevens

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 06:52pm EDT

GSA reorganizes to better green the government

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.

Tags: management , Kevin Kampschroer , Martha Johnson , Michael Robertson , Scott Conner , GSA , Green government

Monday - 02/22/2010, 04:08pm EST

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 Star

Thursday - 10/01/2009, 06:54am EDT
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Nuclear Security Administration goes thin and green

The Energy bureau has a goal to cut the carbon footprint by almost a third. GSA is helping agencies meet governmentwide green goals by providing measuring tools, training and acquisition assistance.

Tags: contracting , Technology , Steve Kempf , Robert Brese , NNSA , GSA , DoE , EPA , White House , AFCEA Bethesda , Thin clients , green purchasing , Cybersecurity , Sustainability executive order

Tuesday - 01/05/2010, 06:58am EST
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