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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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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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