July 2011

A Low-Tech Approach to a Greener Future

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At GSA, we are implementing innovative methods to reduce waste and decrease our carbon footprint.   At two of our federal courthouses in Hammond, Indiana and Chicago, thousands of red worms are now hard at work reducing waste and creating organic...
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Building an Energy Efficient Federal Fleet

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This week in Orlando, nearly 1,800 federal fleet managers and industry representatives attended GSA’s annual FedFleet conference.  FedFleet’s theme this year, “A Clear Vision,” provided just that – a clear vision and...
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Georgia Auto Plant Boosts Local Economy

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Recently, I visited KIA Motors in West Point, Georgia to tour their facility.  The auto manufacturing plant is creating high-tech jobs that have had larger implications for the local economy.  It also incorporates sustainable practices that are...
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GSA is in the Cloud

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It’s official!  The U.S. General Services Administration is the first federal agency to successfully migrate its employees to a cloud-based email service using Google Apps for Government.  GSA’s succe...
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An Investment in Our Nation’s Future

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Last week I saw firsthand two groundbreaking clean energy projects – the Midwest’s largest rooftop solar panel array at GSA’s Major General Emmett J. Bean Federal Center in Indianapolis and the country’s largest geothermal...
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GSA Helps Agencies Save $10 Million on Office Supplies

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GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service recently celebrated the one year anniversary of a strategic sourcing program for office supplies, which we call OS2.  In the first year of the program we saw $10.2 million in savings, which is 9 percent less...
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Sustainable Buildings Offer Economic Growth‬

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‪Last week, the Obama Administration announced the Better Buildings Challenge at the Clinton Global Initiative in Chicago.  The Better Buildings Challenge brings private sector partners and local governments together to commit to improving energy...
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AbilityOne Workshops Providing Jobs to Disabled Workers

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Last month, I had the privilege of meeting some extraordinary employees at the Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind workshop in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.  More than 100 blind or visually impaired individuals are employed there manufacturing goods...
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New Site Showcases Government Energy Data

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With millions of Americans packing up their cars for the holiday weekend and vacations throughout the summer, saving energy –whether to ease the pain at the pump or to cool our homes– is at the top of our minds....
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Last Reviewed: 2020-11-23