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GSA Announces Real Property Innovation Award Winners

GSA # 10291

October 30, 2006
Contact: Diane Merriett (202) 501-1231
Diane.Merriett@gsa.gov

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Office of Governmentwide Policy recognizes nine creative and original ideas in its recent announcement of the 10th annual Real Property Innovation Award winners.

“Throughout the ten years of the Real Property Innovation Awards Program, 375 great ideas from the federal real property community have been generated and shared in the effort to help improve governmentwide management of real property assets and maximize operations,” said GSA Deputy Administrator, David L. Bibb.

This year’s awards program focused on innovation, creativity and leading practices in federal real property asset management and sustainability.  Fifteen agencies from across the federal sector submitted a total 37 entries that covered a broad range of real property areas, technical specialties, and geographic locations.  An independent panel of real property professionals representing the public and private sector reviewed and evaluated entries in each category. 

GSA’s Public Buildings Service (PBS), National Capital Region, received the award in the field of Asset Management for its Automated Advanced Acquisition Program (AAAP).  The competition’s second award, in the field of Sustainability, went to PBS, Rocky Mountain Region, for its Denver Federal Center Environmental Management System – Framework for a Sustainable Campus entry. This is the first time in the program’s 10-year history that GSA’s entries were selected as winners in both categories.

A complete list of 2006 award finalists, special achievement honorees, and details of all innovation entries are in a special edition of the Office of Governmentwide Policy’s Policysite newsletter and posted on the OGP web site located at www.gsa.gov/realpropertypolicy

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