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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 , National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship , Green Gov Symposium , green symposium , EPEAT , Energy Star , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 02:11pm EDT
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FEMP Program Manager Richard Kidd tells the private sector how the government is "greening"

The Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program is an important part of the effort to "green" every agency.

Tags: management , technology , best practices , Energy , Energy Department , FEMP

Tuesday - 01/05/2010, 08:29pm EST

GSA seeks to green all that it touches

Acting administrator Prouty promises the agency will lead the nation in how they use environmentally friendly products and services. Prouty says he wants to add funding in 2011 for research and development for green products and other things. GSA's schedules received a lift in 2009 because of Recovery Act and the excitement over energy saving products and services.

Tags: contracting , management , Paul Prouty , Steve Kempf , GSA , FAS , FAI , DAU , VA , Coalition for Government Procurement , Acquisition management , schedules , Assisted acquisition services , Recovery Act , training

Wednesday - 11/04/2009, 08:10pm EST
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Agencies recycle, reuse 16 million pounds of electronics

Office of Federal Environmental Executive recognizes six agencies for their green IT efforts. The government disposes of 10,000 computers each week, EPA estimates.

Tags: technology , management , Nancy Sutley , Office of the Federal Environmental Executive , White House Council on Environmental Quality , Electronics recycling ,

Friday - 01/29/2010, 04:33pm EST

VA gains granular view of impact of green IT

The Lebanon Medical Center in Pennsylvania is using a new dashboard to measure how it's implementing sustainability efforts. VA expects to save or avoid about $178,000 in the first year of the portal's use at the facility.

Tags: technology , Horace Blackman , VA , AFFIRM , sustainability , performance measurement , dashboard , management , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 10/11/2011, 05:21pm EDT
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Agencies building trust to reduce data centers

Several departments are out ahead of the OMB mandate to consolidate data facilities over the next four years. Energy is starting small to show business owners they will get the same level of service under the new setup. Other agencies see green in cutting back on the centers-both money and energy efficiency.

Tags: technology , Bill Turnbull , Cindy Cassil , Margie Graves , Alfred Rivera , DHS , State , Energy , OMB , DISA , AFCEA , data center consolidation , cloud computing , enterprise e-mail , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/14/2011, 07:13am EST
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USDA, State easing IT power intake

Agriculture plans to update its second version of its green IT strategy this year. State is implementing power management tools and could save almost $2 million. Both agencies are making headway to change the culture of how IT is used by their respective employees.

Tags: Green government , technology , Chris Smith , Susan Swart , USDA , State , data center consolidation , power management , GreenGov Symposium , Jason Miller , Greening of Government: Technology

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 07:48am EDT
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DHS, DoJ, EPA, Energy earn top green electronics award

Agencies recycled more than 51,000 pounds of electronics, purchases more than 58,000 hardware that met the green standards and saved the government more than $11 million.

Tags: technology , contracting , management , EPA , Federal Environmental Executive , DHS , DoJ , Energy , Federal Electronics Challenge , data centers , EPEAT , Energy Star , Jason Miller

Monday - 06/07/2010, 02:51pm EDT

GSA: Green, Sustainable and more Aggressive

Agency sets a goal for itself of having a zero carbon footprint. Administrator Johnson compares the goal to the moon shot to invigorate and attract employees. GSA also improving its schedules to address other agencies' need to buy sustainable products.

Tags: contracting , technology , Martha Johnson , Steve Kempf , GSA , OMB , Noblis , sustainability , carbon footprint

Thursday - 05/06/2010, 07:04am EDT
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