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Sustainability Efforts: The grades are in

Federal agencies released FY 2011 sustainability scorecards indicating overall progress.

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

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

Navy divides focus between energy efficiencies, alternative fuels

The military may be the biggest user of energy in the federal government, but the Navy is doing its part to lessen the load, according to Tom Hicks, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for energy.

Tags: Tom Hicks , Navy , Agency of the Month , Francis Rose , Energy

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 12:26pm EDT
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Army on track to double President's energy-saving contracting goal

Army officials announced the service is on track to more than double a Presidential goal for investments in energy efficiency projects. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy and Sustainability Richard Kidd, said the Army would likely invest $800 million in performance-based contracts over the next two years to realize energy savings and efficiencies at its multitude of bases and facilities.

Tags: acquisition , DoD , renewable energy , energy efficiency , Energy , Richard Kidd , Army , technology ,

Monday - 03/26/2012, 04:19pm EDT

Navy opens its first alternative fueling station

Naval Facilities Engineering Command opened the first of three planned stations that pump E-85, a fuel made up mostly of ethanol. The Navy Secretary said he wants the service to cut is use of petroleum fuel by 50 percent and set a deadline of 2015.

Tags: Navy , Hawaii , alternative fuel , ethanol , Federal Drive

Monday - 03/26/2012, 07:41am EDT
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