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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 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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GSA Quenches Thirst For Knowledge

GSA Quenches Thirst For Knowledge

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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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Q & A with Doreen Sheih

Q & A with Doreen Sheih

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The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is commemorating Women’s History Month throughout March. The theme for the month is Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government. In highlighting the women of GSA throughout...
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Van Buren Land Port of Entry Wins Prestigious National Award

Van Buren Land Port of Entry Wins Prestigious National Award

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The U.S. Land Port of Entry in Van Buren, Maine recently received the American Institute of Architects’ Honor Award, the profession’s highest acknowledgement. Located on a bluff overlooking the St. John River in northern Aroostook County, the border station was...
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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, 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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