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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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Throwback Thursday: Clear Skies, Clean Air

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How far back has GSA been concerned with energy consumption and the environment? This film illustrates the agency’s internal use of a natural gas-powered automobile as a partial solution to the energy crisis. It was produced in 1971.

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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Throwback Thursday: Ever wonder what there was before the Internet?

Throwback Thursday: Ever wonder what there was before the Internet?

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In a world of smartphones, laptops, and wireless Internet connections, it’s easy to forget that computers weren’t always this compact. In fact, just a few decades ago, mainframe computers were what  government and corporations used to store big data for...
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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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GSA Participates in Urban Green Council’s Façade Face-Off

GSA Participates in Urban Green Council’s Façade Face-Off

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Last week, Kevin Kampschroer, GSA’s Federal Director for the Office of High-Performance Green Buildings and Deputy Senior Sustainability Officer, presented at the Urban Green Council’s Façade Face-Off on GSA’s renovation of the Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building (EGWWFB) in Portland, Ore....
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GSA Greens the Federal Government

GSA Greens the Federal Government

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From energy and water efficient buildings, to a fuel efficient  fleet, to smarter electronics disposal and green acquisitions, GSA is working to ensure that the agency is going green and saving green. Here’s the latest on our efforts to green...
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GSA Receives Sustainability Award

GSA Receives Sustainability Award

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized GSA’s efforts to green federal buildings. EPA’s 2014 Federal Green Challenge Awards are based on actual measured performance improvements in 2013 in energy, water and waste reduction and other sustainability target areas....
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U.S. Military Breaks New Ground with Largest Solar Installation

U.S. Military Breaks New Ground with Largest Solar Installation

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I recently had the privilege of speaking at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Fort Huachuca renewable energy project in southern Arizona. I joined guest speakers Congressman Ron Barber; Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army, Installations, Energy & Environment; Major...
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