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How to measure your greenness

Marian Van Pelt, a principal with ICF International, describes how you can measure your sustainability efforts.

Tags: Dorobek Insider , Marian Van Pelt , ICF International , management , Greening of Government: Technology , technology , Greening of Government: Contractors

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 05:08pm EDT
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GSA powers down to green up

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.

Tags: Federal Drive , Greening of Government: Technology , GSA , Casey Coleman , CIO , technology

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 09:08am EDT
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The Greening of Government: GSA changing the face of its fleet

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.

Tags: management , Greening of Government: transportation , Michael Robertson , Tony Hudson , GSA , hybrid cars , fleet management , Jason Miller

Monday - 10/04/2010, 06:10am EDT
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Survey: Feds unaware of green progress

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.

Tags: management , Barack Obama , White House , Jason Miller , survey , Greening of Government: transportation

Monday - 10/04/2010, 06:02am EDT

GSA and Metropolis magazine challenge: Remodel federal building to have zero environmental impact

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.

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Friday - 10/01/2010, 12:40pm EDT

Agencies have plans, now will go green

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

Monday - 09/13/2010, 06:24am EDT
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Energy contracts help agencies reach green goals

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

Thursday - 08/19/2010, 06:59am EDT
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Sammies nominee creates eco-friendly building

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.

Tags: technology , Department of Energy , Jeff Baker , Office of Laboratory Operations , Sammies 2010 , Sammies , Partnership for Public Service , Dorothy Ramienski , DorobekInsider

Monday - 08/16/2010, 05:11pm EDT
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Energy hopes green roofs spread like weeds

What's white and green and efficient all over? DOE hopes it's your roof.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoE , green roof , Jen Stutsman , technology , management , cool roofs , Steven Chu , NNSA , Rachel Stevens

Tuesday - 07/27/2010, 10:31am EDT
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