Greening Federal Buildings

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GSA, the government’s largest civilian landlord, leads the way in green building design, construction, retrofit and sustainable operations and maintenance. Through its commitment to sustainable design, GSA pledges to serve as a forward thinking and responsible steward of our nation’s economic and natural resources.

Green Programs at GSA

Building research to increase sustainability and high performance strategies.

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Reduces federal utility costs by promoting optimal energy use.

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Optimizing operations to provide sustainable, high performance workplaces to federal employees.

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Award-winning program teaches federal and local agencies a coordinated system of technological and management practices to control pests in a safe, environmentally sound, and economical manner.

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Benefits GSA with healthier, longer-lived plantings which rely less on pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers, and minimize water use.

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Steps for making all government offices compliant with Energy Star requirements.

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How to use federal buying power to make sustainable choices.

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Leveraging GSA’s real estate portfolio to evaluate sustainable building technologies.

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Enabling and enhancing Federal leadership in sustainable real property portfolio management and operations by promoting, coordinating, and stimulating green building across the Federal government.

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Partners people and technology to create a green building strategy.

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An integrated approach positively impacts all phases of a building's life-cycle.

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GSA requires LEED Gold as the minimum requirement for new construction and substantial renovation of GSA-owned facilities.

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Using videos and white papers from thought leaders to present a broad understanding of the principles of sustainable development. Includes architect William McDonough, author of “Cradle to Cradle.”

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Federal Partners

Last Reviewed 2015-11-24