Green Buildings

GSA, BLM Share “Green Dream Team” Award

GSA, BLM Share “Green Dream Team” Award

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(Photo Caption: From left, Kim Harriz (BLM), Pat Russell (BLM), Council on Environmental Quality Managing Director Christy Goldfuss, Gerald Russell (BLM), Katie Chang (DOI), and GSA Chief Sustainability Officer Kevin Kampschroer with the “Green Dream Team” award presented to BLM...
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GSA Commits to New Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target

GSA Commits to New Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target

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Will Reduce Operational Emissions 54% by FY2025; Leader Among Federal Agencies (Photo Caption: This is the lobby of the nation’s first net-zero energy usage historic building at the Wayne Aspinall Federal Building and Courthouse in Grand Junction, Colorado) Supporting the Obama...
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GSA Goes Green in Washington, DC

GSA Goes Green in Washington, DC

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Agency Holds Industry Day on Sustainability in Leased Buildings, Participates in Smarter DC Challenge Last week, GSA held an industry day on sustainability in leased buildings at its headquarters building in Washington, DC. From a private sector perspective, the timing...
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GSA’s Super (Bowl) Buildings

GSA’s Super (Bowl) Buildings

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The Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots are two of the most efficient teams in football. But when it comes to efficiency there are a number of GSA’s buildings that could give these teams a run for their money. In...
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It’s Not Easy Being Green, But It Sure Is Worth It

It’s Not Easy Being Green, But It Sure Is Worth It

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A Look Back at the GSA’s Sustainability Accomplishments in 2014 Kermit the Frog was right: It’s not easy being green. But, as GSA has found out time and time again in 2014, it sure is worth it. So what exactly...
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GSA Saves Taxpayer Dollars with Water-Use Reductions in Austin

GSA Saves Taxpayer Dollars with Water-Use Reductions in Austin

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In partnership with Austin Water, GSA’s Greater Southwest Region conducted comprehensive water efficiency reviews of five federal office buildings in Austin, Texas, and identified investments that could be made to save 10.5 million gallons of water annually and $200,000 in...
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Tech Tuesday: Green Sustainable Technology

Tech Tuesday: Green Sustainable Technology

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1800 F is a model for the new federal workplace. As you walk through it, or read about it, you may never learn all of the technology needed to maintain, and support the staff working there. David Shive, Associate CIO...
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GSA Aims to Attract More Bees with <del>Honey</del> Policy

GSA Aims to Attract More Bees with Honey Policy

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The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), which provides workspace for more than one million federal workers, is working to improve its accommodations for many smaller but no less important tenants – namely the honey bees and other pollinators (e.g., butterflies,...
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Seattle’s Jackson Federal Building Recognized for Green Features

Seattle’s Jackson Federal Building Recognized for Green Features

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Our nation’s federal buildings are continuing to lead the way in efficient, green building standards. The latest to get recognized for its sustainability features was the Jackson Federal Building in downtown Seattle, Wa. At last week’s 2014 Design-Build Industry (DBIA)...
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