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How does Canada meet green goals?

Lynn Menard, the director of the Acquisitions, Strategy and Relations Directorate for the government of Canada, spoke with the DorobekINSIDER about how Canadian agencies set and meet green procurement targets.

Tags: Lynn Menard , Canada , procurement , best practices

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 04:45pm EDT
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How did agencies do with sustainability plans?

Every agency has submitted a plan, per the White House request. David Erne, senior associate at Booz Allen, joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss what agencies put together.

Tags: David Erne , Booz Allen , Greening of Government: people , White House , sustainability plans , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 06:09pm EDT
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Center at Andrews Air Force Base saves money with green roof

The Air National Guard's new Readiness Center at Andrews Air Force Base is a great example of how technology can lower energy costs while also lowering the impact on the environment. Galen Jamison, project manager with CH2M Hill, joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss the construction of the center.

Tags: Galen Jamison , CH2M Hill , Andrews Air Force Base , Greening of Government: buildings , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 07:12pm EDT
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White House issues guidance to measure agencies' greenhouse gas emissions

The White House Council on Environmental Quality on Wednesday issued guidance detailing how departments should go about developing a baseline measurement for greenhouse gas emissions. Nancy Sutley, chairwoman of the council, spoke with Federal News Radio's Jason Miller about how the guidance will help agencies achieve this goal.

Tags: White House Council on Environmental Quality , Nancy Sutley , Greening of Government: buildings , jason miller

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 06:56pm EDT
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$10,000 challenge: Make a federal office building green

The General Services Administration and Metropolis Magazine have teamed up to offer $10,000 for a winning design that will make a 45-year-old GSA building more green. Susan Szenasy, the editor-in-chief of Metropolis Magazine, discusses the competition.

Tags: GSA , Metropolis magazine , Greening of Government: buildings , Susan Szenasy

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 05:53pm EDT
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Air Force introduces "New Energy Culture"

The Air Force is adopting what it calls a "New Energy Culture" to reduce the force's energy use.

Tags: DoD Report , Dorobek Insider , Air Force , New Energy Culture , Michael Donley , Norton Schwartz , sustainability , Greening of Government: people

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 04:03pm EDT

Energy tests out hydrogen cars

The Department of Energy is testing out new hydrogen technology. Learn more about it through Federal News Radio's Greening of Government series.

Tags: Greening of Government: transportation , hybrid cars , hydrogen vehicles , Energy , Sunita Satyapal , Patrick Serfass , National Hydrogen Association

Monday - 10/04/2010, 04:06pm EDT
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Green gov movement powered by social media

Federal agencies are turning to web sites like Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace to reach out to the public regarding their mission. But many agencies have also turned to social collaboration and networking sites to reach out to their own staff when it comes to President Obama's Green Government initiatives.

Tags: Greening of Government: Technology , Green Gov Symposium , White House New Media Office , Katelin Sabochik , FedCenter , Steve Luzzi , U.S. Forest Service , Maritza Huerta , Barack Obama , Max Cacas

Friday - 10/08/2010, 06:51am EDT
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Column: The green office castle

Chris O'Brien is the director of sustainability at American University in Washington. He offers some advice for federal workers who want to green their offices. O'Brien said to go easy dishing out the guilt and instead serve up solutions that make work easier and more efficient, and heap the praise on everyone who helps.

Tags: Greening of Government: buildings , American University , Chris O'Brien

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 03:40pm EDT
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