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industrial plant emissions

The World’s Largest Purchaser Wants Its Suppliers to Disclose, Reduce GHG Emissions

The GSA says it plans to require large- and medium-sized contractors on its Alliant2 government-wide IT contract list to inventory and publicly disclose their GHG emissions annually, and set targets for reducing those emissions.

Non-Chemical Water Treatment Prevents Scaling, Saves Energy

Non-Chemical Water Treatment Prevents Scaling, Saves Energy

Fluid Dynamis’ catalyst-based non-chemical water treatment reduced a Salt Lake City courthouse’s running costs and saved energy, according to the US General Services Administration. The GSA tests products in its buildings with the intent of finding products that perform well while being better for the environment than their conventional counterparts. … Read more »

green building

Green Buildings Cost 25% Less to Operate

Green buildings cost less to operate and have a smaller carbon footprint, according to the US General Services Administration. Buildings.com reports on a post-occupancy evaluation study of 22 green federal buildings conducted by GSA and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The study compared one year of operating data and surveys … Read more »

USGBC

GSA Reviews LEED v4

The US General Services Administration has released a review of LEED v4, the first step to determine if the latest version of the green building system can help government agencies meet green building requirements. GSA says it will make a final recommendation on LEED v4 after receiving input from stakeholders … Read more »

Got Green Building Technology? GSA Wants You

The US General Services Administration has issued a request for information (RFI) this week for green building technologies in support of its Green Proving Ground (GPG) program. The program is seeking information from industry stakeholders, commercial organizations, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations on green technologies that have the potential to … Read more »

notepad and fountain pen

GSA Helps Drive Green Office Supply Savings

The US General Services Administration has announced 21 awards for the third generation Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative for Office Supplies (FSSI OS3), a program intended to help the federal government increase efficiencies and save money while meeting green purchasing requirements. Twenty of the 21 businesses awarded an OS3 contract are small … Read more »

Government Leaders Meet to Discuss Sustainable Electronics

Members of the Interagency Task Force on Electronics Stewardship, the US Postal Service, and electronics industry stakeholders will hold a meeting today to discuss progress on the National Strategy on Electronics Stewardship as well as participation in the US Postal Service’s BlueEarth Federal Recycling Program. The Interagency Task Force on … Read more »

e-waste

Rule Aims to Reduce Federal E-Waste

All federal agencies will be banned from disposing electronics in landfills, according to a proposed rule by the US General Services Administration. Under the new regulation, computers, phones and monitors will be offered for reuse by other agencies or donated to schools, state and local government offices, and nonprofits. Usable … Read more »

Federal-Center-South

New GSA Standards for Federal Buildings Emphasize Performance

The U.S. General Services Administration’s new standards for its federal buildings focuses more on outcomes, or performance, and less on technology. The Facilities Standards for the Public Buildings Service, also known as the P100, is a mandatory standard that outlines how facilities will be managed, designed and built to achieve … Read more »

Platform Delivers Energy Intelligence

Platform Delivers Energy Intelligence

FirstFuel says its Remote Building Analytics (RBA) platform now delivers energy performance intelligence to support commercial segments of the energy efficiency lifecycle. The company unveiled its enhanced  RBA platform, which it says includes portfolio screening, building auditing, customer engagement, and performance monitoring and verification. The technology monitors both interval and monthly … Read more »

Green Globes

Green Globes Wins DoD Endorsement

In another victory for the Green Globes, the US Department of Defense has decided to allow its facilities to use the green building certification program. While the US Green Building Council’s LEED certification has long been the standard of choice for the federal government’s new construction and major renovations, the … Read more »

ecolabels

EPA Issues Draft Guidelines for Greener Buying

The EPA has issued a set of draft criteria to help the federal government identify and buy greener and safer products. The draft guidelines, which will be subject to a 90-day pubic comment period once they’re published in the Federal Register, propose a process to make it easier for federal … Read more »