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GSA’s green investments build results

GSA’s green investments build results

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In 2009, the Obama Administration signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which provided $787 billion to save and create jobs, in part by modernizing infrastructure and investing in clean energy technologies. The U.S. General Services Administration...
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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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GSA recognized as a leader in sustainability

GSA recognized as a leader in sustainability

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This week, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) was presented with two sustainability awards at the 2016 Buildings Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International Conference and Expo in National Harbor, Md., recognizing our commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability in...
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Earth Day Hackathon Helps the Government Go Green

Earth Day Hackathon Helps the Government Go Green

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Since taking office, President Obama has made creating a more sustainable federal government one of his most important priorities. As the government’s leading supplier of utilities, buildings, vehicles and technology, GSA also has unique opportunities to protect our environment. That...
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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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Greening the GSA Fleet Everyday, Not Just On Earth Day

Greening the GSA Fleet Everyday, Not Just On Earth Day

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Most of us celebrate only on April 22nd, but every day is Earth Day for the U.S General Services Administration’s (GSA) Office of Fleet Management (a.k.a. Fleet). They work 365 days a year to “green” the federal automotive fleet and...
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