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GSA unveils new sustainability design tool

With a new tool, users can make informed decisions based on the best practices GSA has learned over many years of experience with sustainable building. GSA's Kevin Kampschroer explains how it works.

Tags: Federal Drive , GSA , technology , contracting , SFTool , Kevin Kampschroer , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 02/14/2011, 10:08am EST
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Postal Service greening saving millions

The Postal Service's sustainability measures are cutting energy usage across the board, and resulting in lower costs.

Tags: management , USPS , green government , Emil Dzuray , John Buckner

Wednesday - 01/26/2011, 01:05pm EST

Navy, RAND at odds over the value of alternative fuel

A study released Tuesday by the RAND Corporation finds that DoD's programs for developing renewable fuels will provide no military advantage. It also questions whether the Defense Department should be conducting the research at all.

Tags: DoD , Navy , alternative energy , RAND Corporation , James Bartis , Tom Hicks , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/26/2011, 12:41pm EST
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GSA honors cutting-edge federal buildings

Forget the OSCARS! The U.S. General Service Administration has recognized the best in public architecture and civilian federal workplaces at the 2010 GSA Design Awards. We get all the dish from Les Shepherd, GSA's Chief Architect.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , pay and benefits , GSA , Les Shepherd , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 01/25/2011, 11:02am EST
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Agencies look at carbon footprint for contracts

Several agencies officials spoke about challenges they face in trying to green their organizations. Enlisting the help of the private sector, especially small businesses, may provide a solution.

Tags: contracting , Green Government Initiative , Michelle Moore , Stephen Leeds , John Conger , AFFIRM , Meg Beasley

Friday - 01/21/2011, 02:15pm EST
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DoD tries to green acquisition process

DoD's Paul Yaroschak explains efforts at the agency to make products more green.

Tags: Paul Yaroschak , Jason Miller , DoD Report , green government , acquisition , contracting , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 01/04/2011, 03:48pm EST
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DoD studying ways to make products affordable, sustainable

An informal working group reviewed 61 methodologies in the private sector for measuring the lifecycle cost of products. DoD's goal is to incorporate such a total cost of ownership approach for all products. The Pentagon eventually could make the process a standard.

Tags: contracting , Paul Yaroschak , DoD , green acquisition , lifecycle management , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/03/2011, 07:47pm EST
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OIG: sustainability at USPS is possible

Prefunding USPS pension plans, says the Postal Service, is breaking them. Lorie Nelson, with the USPS OIG, has some surprising findings.

Tags: Federal Drive , USPS , OIG , post office , retirement plans , retirement funding , OPM , management , Lorie Nelson , pensions , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 10:08am EST
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2010 and Beyond: Sustainable acquisition

Former head of the Coalition of Government Procurement, Larry Allen, discusses the move toward more sustainable government acquisition.

Tags: acquisition , Larry Allen , Coalition for Government Procurement , contracting , Dorobek Insider , 2010 and Beyond

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 04:26pm EST
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