Sustainability

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Embodied carbon: next steps for GSA

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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

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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

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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…

GSA's green investments build results

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In 2009, the Obama Administration signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which provided $787 billion to save and create jobs, in part by modernizing infrastructure and investing in clean energy technologies. The U.S. General…

GSA receives Federal Green Challenge awards from EPA

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GSA’s Greater Southwest Region continues to succeed in our efforts to become a more sustainable and energy efficient government. In fact, I recently participated in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) awards ceremony for this…

GSA creatively markets historic space with repurposed showroom

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As a building owner, it’s not always easy to backfill vacant space or help potential clients understand what unfinished office space could look like. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) got creative in the U.S. Custom House at 721 19th…

Last Reviewed: 2021-12-23