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Making sustainable procurement easier across government

Making sustainable procurement easier across government

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GSA is expanding our Sustainable Facilities Tool (SFTool) with a new pilot platform that streamlines sustainable product procurement for vendors and buyers. SFTool is an interactive website hosted by the GSA Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings that shows federal...
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GSA’s Energy Saving Projects Save Taxpayers Money

GSA’s Energy Saving Projects Save Taxpayers Money

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Today, during our Earth Day celebration, I had the pleasure of accepting an energy rebate check for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) in the amount of $12,645.  The rebate was for a GSA’s energy saving project to replace over...
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GSA Acts on Climate

GSA Acts on Climate

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In June 2015, President Obama issued an Executive Order to cut the federal government’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40 percent. Since 2008, GSA has supported the President’s efforts by cutting the agency’s carbon footprint nearly 30 percent, saving agencies and...
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Budgeting for Federal Infrastructure and Cybersecurity

Budgeting for Federal Infrastructure and Cybersecurity

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On February 9, President Obama submitted to Congress a fiscal year 2017 budget request that reflects his commitment to making investments in federal infrastructure and transforming how the government manages cybersecurity through the proposal of a $3.1 billion Information Technology...
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GSA Looks Back at the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

GSA Looks Back at the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

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In 2009, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), to provide $787 billion in economic stimulus during the recession. The General Services Administration (GSA) received $5.5 billion of ARRA funds to convert federal buildings to high-performance...
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GSA and DOE Seek Promising Technologies to Improve Building Performance

GSA and DOE Seek Promising Technologies to Improve Building Performance

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Today, GPG is proud to announce seven technologies selected from last year’s RFI, and the publication of a joint GSA/DOE Request for Information (RFI) seeking innovative building technologies for evaluation in federal and commercial buildings. GPG’s seven new selected technologies...
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GSA’s 8(a)STARS II Award Makes Government Buildings Smarter

GSA’s 8(a)STARS II Award Makes Government Buildings Smarter

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Imagine walking into your office building, coffee in hand, and the first thing you see is a bright digital display with a color dashboard offering a variety of information, including an agenda with your 10 a.m. meeting on it. Later,...
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GSA Honored for Energy and Water Efficiency in Minnesota

GSA Honored for Energy and Water Efficiency in Minnesota

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Greening the government is one of our highest priorities, and we’re proud that the Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building in Fort Snelling, Minn., was selected as a 2015 winner of the prestigious Federal Energy & Water Management Award. Each year,...
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GSA Seeks to Exchange State Street Buildings for Renovation Work

GSA Seeks to Exchange State Street Buildings for Renovation Work

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GSA is committed to reducing the federal government’s real estate footprint by making more efficient use of federal properties and disposing of facilities that no longer meet the needs of our federal agencies. Pursuing a potential exchange for service follows...
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Beth Savage Receives Prestigious Cabinet-Level Award

Beth Savage Receives Prestigious Cabinet-Level Award

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Under Beth Savage’s leadership, GSA’s Center for Historic Buildings has been cited as the “gold standard” in its sophistication and commitment to preservation. No small accolade, in large part due to Beth’s energy and commitment. She has dedicated herself completely...
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