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Ten Ways GSA is Making Progress Towards Sustainability Goals


In 2022, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) took major strides toward helping the federal government lead by example and leverage its buying power and building footprint to combat climate change and create clean energy jobs.GSA is working to…

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Ready, Set, STED: Speeding Up Sustainable Acquisition


Imagine if a federal agency could more easily find and buy products that are cheaper and better for the environment. That’s exactly what’s happening through a collaboration between GSA and the Department of Defense’s Sustainable…

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Embodied carbon: next steps for GSA


GSA’s Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings recently facilitated a two-day roundtable of policymakers and practitioners to identify specific, actionable steps GSA can take to reduce the embodied carbon in the agency’s design and…

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GSA’s Electrification of the Federal Fleet


GSA Fleet looks forward to its major role procuring electric vehicles (EVs) for the federal fleet to proactively address the climate crisis. GSA is the mandatory source of non-tactical vehicle purchasing for the federal fleet; federal agencies must…

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The Embodied Carbon Imperative: GSA’s Next Big Sustainability Opportunity


The United States faces a profound climate crisis and the U.S. General Services Administration is perfectly positioned to make significant progress in reducing energy consumption for the federal government. GSA is evaluating and reimagining our climate…

Last Reviewed: 2021-12-23