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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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Interior, DoD to convert unused bases to energy projects

Interior estimates 13 million acres in the Western United States have high winds, lots of sunlight, or sit on top of geothermal sources.

Tags: DoD Report , Interior , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 08/07/2012, 07:50am EDT

Building personnel face new green training expectations

Employees and contractors must demonstrate core competency skills released today by the General Services Administration. GSA developed the competencies and related curriculum recommendations to meet legislative requirements.

Tags: GSA , sustainability , best practices , building management , Esther Carey

Monday - 07/23/2012, 04:01pm EDT

GSA improves sustainable facilities tool

The new version of the online resource provides additional resources to better help agencies improve workplace sustainability.

Tags: GSA , SFTool , sustainability , technology , Esther Carey , Noblis , management , Kevin Kampschroer

Friday - 07/13/2012, 07:14pm EDT

Treasury's paperless initiative means no more paper benefit checks

Those who are already receiving paper checks for federal benefit payments have until March 1, 2013, to sign up for direct deposit or direct express.

Tags: Treasury , Walt Henderson , paperless , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , pay and benefits

Friday - 03/02/2012, 10:23am EST
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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 , 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 , 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 ,

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