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LEED green building standard clears first hurdle for governmentwide use

The Green Building Advisory Committee recommends GSA establish the LEED certification as the governmentwide standard for all federal buildings. GSA will work with Energy and DoD to come up with the final decision.

Tags: management , GSA , Kevin Kampschroer , Green Building Advisory Committee , LEED standard , Green Globe standard , Energy Star , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 05:47am EDT
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Air Force meets fuel efficiency goal several years early

In 2006, the service aimed to cut its fuel use by 10 percent. By 2012, it had reduced consumption by 12 percent.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , Energy , BRAC , sequestration , Jamie Morin , management , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/22/2013, 05:54am EDT
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Congress completes $633B defense bill

Tags: DoD , Senate , Congress , green energy ,

Friday - 12/21/2012, 05:38pm EST

ELC: News and Notes

OPM developing competency models for performance improvement officers and chief operating officers as part of its requirements under the GPRA Modernization Act. DHS moves to agile development to fix the HSIN program. NIST to update HSPD-12 card requirements to meet mobile needs.

Tags: technology , GSA , OPM , NIST , DHS , Martha Johnson , Dave McClure , Patsy Stevens , Donna Roy , Jeremy Grant , NSTIC , Suzanne Lightman , energy efficiency , open government , GPRA Modernization , HSIN , cybersecurity , identity management , mobile , HSPD-12 , Jason Miller , ELC 2011

Tuesday - 10/25/2011, 05:57am EDT

Lighter force has double meaning for Marine Corps

After a decade of heavy land war, Marine Corps turns to energy efficiency as a way to lighten its load and return to its expeditionary maritime roots. The service already rolled out four technologies that reduce the amount of energy a marine uses. The Marines Corps also is spending hundreds of millions of dollars on developing and testing other energy efficient equipment.

Tags: DoD , Marine Corps , renewable energy , Richard Mills , Jared Serbu , technology

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 05:26am EDT
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Federal Drive interviews - Oct. 3, 2012

GSA's Dorothy Robyn discusses new green initiatives being tested on federal facilities. And the president of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research is urging a new approach to how the federal government predicts weather.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Bogdan , University Corporation for Atmospheric Research , Dorothy Robyn , GSA , NOAA , Carlo Munoz , The Hill , Air Force

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 09:02am EDT

Achieving effective outcomes through management initiatives proves difficult

Federal News Radio evaluated a total of five initiatives meant to rally federal managers' enthusiasm, expertise and duty as part of the special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years. We determined more progress was needed on the administration's performance management and regulation reduction efforts. We called the President's plan to reorganize the Commerce Department a bust but find effective efforts surrounding energy sustainability and cutting waste, fraud, abuse and improper payments.

Tags: management , Lisa Wolfe , The Obama Impact , performance management agenda , improper payments , sustainability , regulations

Monday - 09/17/2012, 03:23am EDT

Obama earns green thumb for sustainability record

Jon Powers is the Federal Environmental Executive for the White House Council on Environmental Quality. He spoke to Federal News Radio as part of the special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

Tags: Jon Powers , White House Council on Environmental Quality , sustainability , Obama Impact , Federal Drive

Monday - 09/17/2012, 03:29am EDT
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Cool Roofs Initiative helps agencies achieve energy-saving goals

Agencies are installing white, reflective roofs, solar panels and plant-filled green roofs to cut down on energy costs and save taxpayers money. This is all in response to President Barack Obama's executive order requiring agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy efficiency.

Tags: Jennifer MacDonald , Mark Sprouse , Steven Chu , DoE , sustainability , Green Government Initiative , cool roofs , National Archives , Obama Impact , management , Michael OConnell

Monday - 09/17/2012, 03:26am EDT

Sustainability and Efficiency in the Federal Government

Ever wonder what the federal government is doing to reduce electricity use and reduce costs? Learn more about how the US federal government is leading the way in working to make its facilities more sustainable and environmentally responsible.

Tags: financial management , management , Lutron , Andrew Wakefield , David Fricke

Monday - 08/13/2012, 11:28am EDT
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