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Kevin Kampschroer, Deputy Senior Sustainability Officer, GSA

Old electronics are filling up landfills. The EPA estimates only 25 percent of dead electronics, by weight, get recycled. As the largest consumer of electronics, the federal government can set an example for how to do better. The guidance for e-recycling issued by the General Services Administration is about to become a regulation. Kevin Kampschroer, deputy senior sustainability officer at GSA, joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss its details.

Tags: Kevin Kampschroer , GSA , e-waste , landfills , Federal Drive

Thursday - 05/15/2014, 02:05pm EDT
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USPS reaches energy reduction goal ahead of schedule

USPS Chief Sustainability Officer Thomas Day said the service is on target to reach many of its sustainability goals for 2015. USPS said the decline in mail volume led to the consolidation of mail distribution centers.

Tags: management , USPS , green government , In Depth , Francis Rose , Thomas Day , Cogan Schneier

Monday - 06/17/2013, 05:24pm EDT
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GSA testing new energy-saving technologies at federal buildings

The General Services Administration plans to roll out a dozen new technologies designed to better measure and manage energy use in federal facilities, the agency announced Wednesday. The new technologies, part of GSA's Green Proving Ground program, will be used in federal buildings across the country where their effectiveness will be evaluated by GSA and the Energy Department's National Laboratories.

Tags: Public Buildings Service , Dorothy Robyn , Green Proving Ground , technology , GSA , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 09/26/2012, 07:58pm 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 , green government , 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 , green government , 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 , green government , Green Government Initiative , cool roofs , National Archives , Obama Impact , management , Michael OConnell

Monday - 09/17/2012, 03:26am 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 , green government , 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 , technology , green government , Esther Carey , Noblis , management , Kevin Kampschroer

Friday - 07/13/2012, 07:14pm 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 , Esther Carey , sustainability scorecard

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

State aims to cut power waste on all agency computers

Gerry Caron, with the State Department's Information Resource Management Bureau, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the department's goal of cutting power waste on its computers.

Tags: State , technology , Gerry Caron , power waste , green government , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 05:37pm EST
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