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GSA receives Federal Green Challenge awards from EPA

GSA receives Federal Green Challenge awards from EPA

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GSA’s Greater Southwest Region continues to succeed in our efforts to become a more sustainable and energy efficient government. In fact, I recently participated in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) awards ceremony for this year’s Federal Green Challenge (FGC) where...
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GSA creatively markets historic space with repurposed showroom

GSA creatively markets historic space with repurposed showroom

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As a building owner, it’s not always easy to backfill vacant space or help potential clients understand what unfinished office space could look like. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) got creative in the U.S. Custom House at 721 19th...
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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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GSA Headquarters Celebrates Earth Day

GSA Headquarters Celebrates Earth Day

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Editor’s Note: As steward to over 1500 Federal buildings — including many irreplaceable historic buildings in low-lying and other at-risk areas — the U.S. General Services Administration is sensitive to the threat of climate change. Fortunately, as the government’s leading...
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Discover Cost-Effective, Sustainable Solutions with SFTool

Discover Cost-Effective, Sustainable Solutions with SFTool

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Going green saves green, but it’s not always easy. Human nature steers us to products and solutions that have served us well in the past, but these may not include the latest and greatest sustainability solutions. The Sustainable Facilities Tool...
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