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DoE forges ahead in green trend

DoE has implemented changes to improve its energy sustainability efforts in support of greenhouse gas reduction goals.

Tags: Steven Chu , NORESCO , Energy , Green government , Energy Savings Performance Contracts , Taeja Smith

Monday - 07/09/2012, 07:06pm EDT

Pentagon to begin online delivery of US mail

Employees in the Pentagon will be able to access their postal mail via a web-based interface and decide how to handle each envelope.

Tags: DoD , Sonny Biddix , Washington Headquarters Service , Defense Post Office , Digital Delivery Mail Program , technology , Green government , USPS , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 01:42pm EDT
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USDA, DoE, Navy kick starting biofuel development

The agencies are making $30 million available for companies to investigate the possibilities for creating military biofuels. The projects could help achieve the President's energy goals, military energy security and rural economic improvement.

Tags: DoD , DoE , USDA , Navy , Air Force , biofuels , Esther Carey , Ray Mabus , Tom Vilsack , Heather Zichal , Green government

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 06:49pm EDT

Sustainability Efforts: The grades are in

Federal agencies released FY 2011 sustainability scorecards indicating overall progress.

Tags: Green government , OMB , CEQ , USDA , Robin Heard , Nancy Sutley , sustainability , Esther Carey , sustainability scorecard

Friday - 06/15/2012, 06:50pm EDT

Greener bases depend on future BRAC rounds

The creation of sustainable installations will be largely dependent on future base realignment and closures or BRAC, said Dr. Dorothy Robyn, the department's deputy undersecretary for installations and environment.

Tags: Dorothy Robyn , DoD , Green government , military bases , BRAC , Federal Drive

Thursday - 05/24/2012, 12:48pm EDT
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GSA hires IBM to run the smart building initiative

Under the one-year contract, Big Blue will develop a system to collect data for the Public Building Service to analyze to find areas to become more energy efficient.

Tags: technology , contracting , GSA , IBM , Green government , smart buildings , Jason Miller , Dan Tangherlini , Linda Chero

Monday - 05/14/2012, 06:43pm EDT

Navy's Submarine Learning Center earns LEED silver

The Submarine Learning Center, at the Naval Submarine Base New London, has won a LEED silver award for being green. The center's headquarters uses geothermal heating a cooling systems and is built out of recycled building materials.

Tags: Green government , DoD , Navy , DoD Report , In Depth , Francis Rose , Submarine Learning Center , LEED certification

Monday - 05/07/2012, 07:18pm EDT

NASA seeks innovations for space waste

NASA is looking for ways to re-purpose waste in space, and the space agency is turning to innovators to come up with some ideas.

Tags: Beth Beck , LAUNCH , State , USAID , NIKE , Green government , contest , Federal Drive , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 08:57am EDT
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USDA eyes airports for alternative energy production

Travis DeVault, project leader for USDA's National Wildlife Research Center in Sandusky, Ohio, told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the project.

Tags: Travis DeVault , USDA , Green government , Federal Drive , FAA

Monday - 04/09/2012, 09:31am EDT
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Navy opens first LEED Platinum facility

Navy officials cut the ribbon on the$11.2 million Naval Operational Support Center Phoenix at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Ariz. on March 30.

Tags: Green government , Navy , DoD , DoD Report , Francis Rose , In Depth

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 08:09pm EDT
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