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Christine Parthemore, a fellow at the Center for a New American Security, discusses with the DorobekINSIDER the findings of a CNAS study about DoD's transition away from reliance on oil.
Marian Van Pelt, a principal with ICF International, describes how you can measure your sustainability efforts.
Federal News Radio's Jason Miller caught up with Casey Coleman, Chief Information Officer of the General Services Administration. He asked her about a green technology initiative that nearly all federal workers can relate to.
The agency purchased more than 9,000 alternative fuel cars in 2010 and plans more in 2011 and beyond. GSA estimates $40 million in savings and the prevention of 340 million pounds of greenhouse gas from entering the atmosphere over the next seven years because of the purchases.
A Federal News Radio survey of federal employees and contractors found most are optimistic about reducing the government's carbon footprint, but not many believe the efforts are making a difference. About 40 percent of the respondents say President Obama's executive order to reduce energy usage is a lot of talk and not a lot of action, and 73 percent are not familiar with their agency's sustainability plan.
The General Services Administration and Metropolis magazine pose this challenge to designers and architects: Take a 1960s federal office building and redesign it to have zero environmental impact.
The White House releases 56 agency sustainability plans showing how the government will meet an assortment of energy efficiency goals. Federal Environmental Executive Michelle Moore said ideas run the gamut from recycling to computer power management. The administration is hosting the GreenGov Symposium in October to help educate and promote agency goals.
Tags: management , Michelle Moore , Tom Carper , White House , Council on Environmental Quality , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , energy efficiency , sustainability plans , Jason Miller
DoE set up Energy Savings Performance Contracts with several different companies to work under a share-in-savings approach to reduce agency utility bills. Agencies do not have to pay upfront costs to move electricity or other infrastructure away from fossil fuels. The contracts could help agencies meet the White House's carbon footprint and greenhouse goals.
Tags: management , Skye Schell , Energy , White House , Navy , Justice , energy efficiency , carbon footprint , greenhouse gas emissions , energy service companies , Energy Savings Performance Contracts , Jason Miller
A building that runs on almost no energy. It's not magic, it's called a net zero building -- and the Energy Department can now boast of creating the world's largest.