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GSA Presents Real Property Awards To DOE, GSA, NASA

GSA # 10046

October 9, 2003
Contact: Viki Reath (202) 501-1231
viki.reath@gsa.gov

Washington, D.C. — The General Services Administration (GSA) today awarded the Seventh Annual GSA Achievement Award for Real Property Innovation to teams from the Department of Energy (DOE), GSA's Public Buildings Service (PBS) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Each winning agency team receives $10,000.

The winning entries, chosen by an independent jury of four public and private sector experts from Canada and the United States and presented at the American Institute of Architects Building, are:

DOE's Energy Management at DOE Headquarters program, which includes energy-efficient projects, initiatives, programs, partnerships and surveys to meet specific performance objectives, reduces costs and protects the environment.

GSA's Environmentally Friendly Windpower program, which resulted in the federal government's first, 100 percent wind power contract on June 26 for the Pirnie and Binghamton Federal Buildings in upstate New York.

NASA's Ames Development Plan (NADP) for future development of collaborative research and educational facilities, which also preserves cultural and natural resources, at the NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, Calif.


This year, the jury also chose two agencies for honorable mention:

The Department of Health and Human Services for its National Institutes of Health Activity-Based Costing and Management (ABC/M) Charge-back System, which together with a balanced scorecard performance assessment program, improves management of 1,286 acres of federal land, 158 federal buildings and more than 3.8 million square feet of leased space.

GSA for its Project Information Portal (PIP), which tracks a $10 billion capital construction program, reduces managers' reporting requirements and is expected to save $12 million over five years.


This year, a record 21 federal entities submitted 49 entries in customer focus, energy, partnering, procurement, property reuse, management, security and sustainability. The 2003 awards will be accessible on the GSA Web site, which also contains best practices that can guide submissions for next year's new Adopt-a-practice award.

GSA is a centralized federal procurement and property management agency created by Congress. It aims to improve government efficiency and help federal agencies better serve the public by acquiring office space, equipment, telecommunications, information technology, supplies and services for federal agencies. GSA's 14,000 associates provide office services and solutions to more than one million federal workers in 8,000 federal buildings in 2,000 U.S. communities.