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Agencies told to take closer look at green buying

OFPP issued a new memo encouraging departments to consider if the product or service they are buying meets sustainable standards. The memo is another in a series of directives to green the government.

Tags: acquisition , Dan Gordon , OFPP , acquisition policy , GSA , jason miller

Thursday - 10/13/2011, 03:36pm EDT

DoD alternative energy investments to exceed $10B by 2030

DoD is one of the largest energy consumers in the world but is a leader in developing and using alternative fuel sources.

Tags: DoD Report , In Depth , alternative energy , CNET

Friday - 09/23/2011, 06:45pm EDT

Energy's Solar Decathlon features green homes

This might not be the best weekend for it weather-wise, but the Energy Department's solar decathlon is running on the Mall this weekend.

Tags: richard king , Energy , solar decathlon , energy efficiency , In Depth ,

Friday - 09/23/2011, 06:02pm EDT
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DoE to give DoD a leg up in using alternative energy

The Defense and Energy departments are starting two new joint research and demonstration projects intended to help DoD become less reliant on petroleum.

Tags: DoD , Dept. of Energy , William Lynn , Steven Chu , contracting , alternative energy , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 07/20/2011, 07:37am EDT
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PBS explores new ways to utilize work space

Lance Davis, program manager of the Design Excellence Architecture program in the Public Buildings Service at the General Services Administration, tells Federal News Radio about new ways GSA is looking at office space.

Tags: workforce , office space , Lance Davis , PBS , GSA , federal drive , AFCEA IT Day

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 01:14pm EDT
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Analysis: "Greening of Government" survey

American University Director of Sustainability Chris O'Brien analyzes the Federal News Radio "Greening the Government" survey.

Tags: Chris O'Brien , American University , Greening of Government: buildings , Francis Rose , In Depth

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 05:43pm EDT
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Federal leaders believe in energy efficiency

A new of 201 government leaders asked participants to rate the importance of energy efficiency within their agencies, rate the agencies' ability to comply with federal energy efficiency requirements, identify obstacles to that compliance and identify attitudes towards energy efficiency within the agency. Schneider Electric's Jim Plourde has details.

Tags: federal drive , Zogby poll , energy efficiency , Alliance to Save Energy , Schneider Electric , Jim Plourde

Wednesday - 11/10/2010, 10:08am EST
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Education works to teach the children green

The Department of Education is taking a taking a leadership role in the work of educating the next generation of green citizens

Tags: federal drive , Greening of Government: people , education , Glenn Cummings , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 10:13am EDT
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GSA: green buildings key to lower emissions

Green is good, but a building also has to serve the people inside. GSA's Kevin Kampschroer explains.

Tags: federal drive , Greening of Government: buildings , Kevin Kampschroer , GSA , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 09:31am EDT
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