EPA To Give Green Test When Evaluating Meeting Venues
Next month, the EPA ‘s procurement staff will begin asking hotels and convention centers a list of green questions that it will consider when evaluating bids for EPA business, the International Herald Tribune reports.
The agency, which spends about $50 million on travel annually, much of it for meeting spaces, hopes its own purchasing power will influence behavior.
The General Services Administration, which sets policy for all government travel (about $13.5 billion in annual federal spending) is amending its own rules to suggest that meeting planners throughout the government consult the EPA checklist.
The environmental agency will not verify a hotel’s answers and travel bookers can still accept bids from hotels that do not pass.
Energy Manager News
- Energy-as-a-Service: Charting a Path Through Complexity
- Demand Energy, EnerSys Complete Storage Project
- Lunera Intros Pathway and Entryway LED
- FPL to Buy and Phase Out Coal-Powered Plant, Saving Customers $129M
- Environmental, Health and Safety Software Moves Forward
- Johnson Controls: Interest, Investment in Energy Efficiency Up
- First-Ever Statewide Endorsement of Retail Supplier, by Delaware, Goes to Direct Energy
- Oberlin, Ohio, Ratepayers to Receive $2.2M in Rebates for Sale of RECs