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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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Bill to safeguard investment In green buildings passes in Senate

The Senate unanimously passed the bill.

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Friday - 07/23/2010, 11:27am EDT

Carper pushes energy efficiency standards

Legislation calls for agencies to adopt computer power savings techniques, implement advanced metering technology and create energy data standards.

Tags: management , Tom Carper , VA , Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee , energy efficiency , Meg Beasley

Thursday - 06/17/2010, 07:14pm EDT

GOVgreen: Sustainability in the Federal Government

All Federal agencies are required to submit annual Sustainability Plans starting in June 2010. The plans must outline how the agency will meet the mandates of Executive Order 13514 to conserve more, consume less and substantially reduce its carbon footprint. In this interview, representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) will talk about the key components of Sustainability Plans, including implementation, monitoring and challenges.

Tags: management , GOVgreen , EPA , Craig E. Hooks , OARM , William G. Dowd , National Capital Planning Commission , sustainability plan , Executive Order 13514

Monday - 05/31/2010, 10:26pm EDT
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GSA aims for a zero carbon footprint

WFED's Jason Miller reports.

Tags: technology , management , GSA , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/05/2010, 06:48pm EDT
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GSA's FAS outlines details of paperless plan

WFED's Jason Miller reports from the Coalition for Government Procurement Conference.

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Thursday - 04/29/2010, 05:32pm EDT
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