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Going Green: Sustainability and Climate Updates from GSA

| GSA Blog Team
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GSA looks at tackling climate change as an opportunity for a triple win for America: creating clean energy jobs, saving taxpayer money through reduced energy costs, and building a cleaner, healthier, and more prosperous future for generations of Americans. Each and every day we take steps toward advancing these goals.

Throughout May, GSA demonstrated this commitment with exciting announcements on electrifying the federal fleet, testing next-generation building technologies, and using historic preservation to move towards net-zero carbon emissions.

GSA Awarded New Blanket Purchase Agreements for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Procurement

GSA awarded new electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) blanket purchase agreements (BPAs), which will make it easier for federal customers to buy the electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) needed as they work to electrify their fleets. We made 16 successful award offers, nine to small businesses. These innovative BPAs will allow our customers to get everything they need at GSA - including over 1,165 EVSE products. To further help agencies with installation, GSA's Public Buildings Service will award supporting Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contracts for general construction including design/build services in the near future.

GSA's Green Proving Ground Program Selected Innovative Technologies That Enable Transition to Net-Zero Carbon

The Green Proving Ground program uses GSA's extensive real estate portfolio to test and evaluate new building technologies. The results help GSA to make sound investment decisions in next-generation building technologies. We chose six new technologies from a recent RFI to be tested at GSA-controlled facilities across the nation as part of the program. An additional three technologies will be tested through DOE's commercial building partners. Two of the chosen technologies center around charging electric vehicles which could greatly help electrify the federal fleet in the future.

GSA Marked Decades of Historic Preservation and Continuous Improvements in Performance and Sustainability of PBS Inventory

GSA wrapped up Preservation Month by highlighting the impressive way historic buildings under our care receive preservation to ensure their performance is improved while using 50-70 percent less emissions than new construction. While GSA controls over 514 historic buildings listed in, or eligible for, the National Register of Historic Places, it is a leader in showcasing the importance of reinvesting in preservation projects to help achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2045.