Customers look to GSA to procure utilities that are both cost-effective and environmentally responsible. GSA is dedicated to water conservation and protection. Using creative solutions based on local and regional needs, GSA maintains a balance between customer needs and environmental responsibility.
For example, at the Denver Federal Center, GSA is committed to sustainable landscaping, and installing xeriscape in all new areas that are landscaped and/or renovated. The new designs shall include many xeric (drought-tolerant) plants and reduce lawn areas where possible.
|Environmental Management Program|
|Objectives||Reduce water use|
|Targets||Reduce water use by 5% a year and 20% from 2005 levels by 2009|
Federal, State, and Local Policy and Regulations
- Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)
- Denver Water Board
- GSA-2003-PRA-015 Low Impact Sustainable Landscape Design [Word, 20KB]
- GSA 2.9 Sustainable Landscape Design
- GSA A.3 New Construction and Modernizations
|Grounds Maintenance - Water Use||42k|
|Water Meter Measurements||22k|
|Forms Grounds Maintenance Water Usage||24k|