Joining Administrator Martha Johnson (right) at the Denver Federal Center ceremony are Regional Administrator Sue Damour, of the Rocky Mountain Region (at podium), and Lakewood City Council President Paul Adam.
Hailing GSA’s tireless efforts to help rebuild the nation’s economy, Administrator Martha Johnson marked the first anniversary of the Recovery Act with a visit to the Denver Federal Center.
“To date, GSA’s Recovery Act projects have put more than 400 companies back to work across the country,” said Johnson. “GSA is driving the construction industry toward green projects and technologies that invest in the jobs and economy of the future.
Located in Lakewood, Colorado, the Denver Federal Center houses a large-scale solar park, built by GSA and unveiled in 2008. It produces 10 percent of the center’s peak electricity needs, enough to provide power to about 150 homes a year.
Recovery funding slated for the Denver campus is also set to upgrade the utilities infrastructure, with a new pump house expected to reduce water consumption and storm water runoff, said Johnson.
“GSA is driving the construction industry toward green projects and technologies that invest in the jobs and economy of the future,” said Johnson. “We will continue to work every day to find more ways to create jobs, drive economic growth, and lay a firm foundation for our nation’s economic recovery.”
In addition to Johnson’s visit to the Denver Federal Center, Senior Sustainability Officer Steve Leeds traveled to the Goodfellow Federal Center in St. Louis to survey Recovery Act progress there.
The Goodfellow modernization project is one of more than 350 Recovery Act construction projects in Missouri and is one of the largest in the St. Louis area.