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Agencies easily achieving green purchasing goals

Eight departments earn gold award for buying green electronics at least 95 percent of the time. Agencies also relying on renewable energy to provide electricity and power vehicles at a higher rate.

Tags: technology , contracting , Sarah O'Brien , EPA , Office of the Federal Environmental Executive , Air Force , Energy , Federal Acquisition Regulations Council , Green Electronics Council , IEEE , EPEAT , Fleet , Green power , Federal Electronics Challenge

Friday - 09/04/2009, 07:36pm EDT

OMB wants latest data on green purchasing

Agencies have until Jan. 15 to submit 2009 information on how they are meeting environmental goals.

Tags: management , procurement , OMB , OFPP , Office of the Environmental Executive , GreenGov initiative , EPEAT , OMB Scorecard on Environmental Stewardship

Monday - 11/30/2009, 01:47pm EST

Nuclear Security Administration goes thin and green

The Energy bureau has a goal to cut the carbon footprint by almost a third. GSA is helping agencies meet governmentwide green goals by providing measuring tools, training and acquisition assistance.

Tags: contracting , technology , Steve Kempf , Robert Brese , NNSA , GSA , DoE , EPA , White House , AFCEA Bethesda , Thin clients , energy efficiency , Cybersecurity , Sustainability executive order

Tuesday - 01/05/2010, 06:58am EST

OFPP looks for better green purchasing data

A new survey on how well agencies contract for sustainable products and services is under development. GSA and OFPP also are taking other steps to promote green purchasing including training courses and changes to acquisition regulations.

Tags: contracting , Cyndi Vallani , Dana Arnold , OFPP , GSA , EPA , GreenGov Symposium , biobased products , Energy Star , EPEAT , Green government , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 01:04pm EDT