GSA allocates $10.1 million for low-embodied carbon materials funded by the Inflation Reduction Act for the Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse in Phoenix
PHOENIX – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has allocated $10.1 million for low-embodied carbon materials for a replacement of the roof skylight windows at the Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse in Phoenix.
With a critical investment of approximately $10 million, the Sandra Day O’Connor Courthouse Window Replacement Project covers the removal and replacement of panes of glass, gaskets and sealants that are currently delaminating and experiencing gasket failures on the roof skylight of the courthouse. The renovation will install low-embodied carbon glazing units that will reduce the building's energy use and extend the useful life of the building.
The project marks another step toward achieving President Biden’s federal sustainability goals, including a net zero emissions federal building portfolio by 2045, and net zero emissions procurement by 2050, while supporting good American manufacturing jobs.
The Inflation Reduction Act includes $3.4 billion for GSA to further market research and development of low-embodied carbon materials, and to build more sustainable and cost-efficient high-performance facilities. GSA’s Inflation Reduction Act projects will implement new technologies and accelerate GSA's efforts in achieving a net-zero emissions federal building portfolio by 2045. Through these investments, GSA estimates that it could reduce carbon emissions by 2.3 million metric tons in operational greenhouse gas emissions. That is the equivalent of taking about 500,000 gasoline-powered passenger vehicles off the road for one year.
“The Inflation Reduction Act gives us an opportunity to incorporate sustainable construction materials into our mission to maintain the federal buildings in our portfolio,” said Sukhee Kang, GSA’s Pacific Rim Regional Administrator. “This project will not only create local jobs in the community but also allow us to take another step towards leveraging sustainable materials in our maintenance efforts.”
For more information about GSA’s Inflation Reduction Act projects, visit Inflation Reduction Act.
About GSA: GSA provides centralized procurement and shared services for the federal government, managing a nationwide real estate portfolio of nearly 370 million rentable square feet, overseeing about $87 billion in products and services via federal contracts, and delivering technology services that serve millions of people across dozens of federal agencies. GSA’s mission is to deliver the best customer experience and value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services to the government and the American people. For more information, visit GSA.gov and follow us at @USGSA.