September 2021

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It’s Electric! Celebrating National Drive Electric Week

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Happy National Drive Electric Week! For us in GSA’s Office of Fleet Management, it’s one of our most important times of the year. We support partner agencies as they explore, deploy, and acquire electric vehicles and the charging…

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PBS Green Roof Maintenance Keeps Program in Bloom

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The General Services Administration's Public Buildings Service (PBS) is committed to combating climate change and ensuring the long-term sustainability of our local and global communities. PBS uses green roofs to help reduce the temperature of building…

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GSA helps federal agencies meet sustainability and climate adaptation goals

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Since taking office in January 2021, the Biden-Harris Administration has made addressing the climate crisis one of its top priorities. Of special interest to those of us in GSA's Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) is the work being done to revitalize the…

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Building Projects Exemplify GSA’s Commitment to Sustainability

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GSA's work to improve sustainability series Part 2 | Part 1Last week, we shared some of the measures that GSA has been taking to improve sustainability across our construction projects and real estate portfolio. From reducing waste to using more efficient…

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The 8(a) Business Development Program - What You Need to Know

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Small businesses work to create jobs, drive innovation, increase America’s global competitiveness and grow the U.S. economy. During National Small Business Week (NSBW), September 13-17, GSA is joining the Small Business Administration (SBA)…

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How GSA is working to advance equity and environmental justice

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Andrea O’Neal and Sonal LarsenEarlier this year, GSA reaffirmed its commitment to decarbonizing the federal footprint and to exploring ways to power operations with carbon pollution-free electricity. This commitment is critical to combating the…

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GSA Uses HUBZone Small Business for Faster Delivery

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The GSA Global Supply program recently expanded how it supports customers located outside the continental United States (OCONUS) by working with a HUBZone small business program partner, M80.HUBZone, or Historically Underutilized Business Zone, is a Small…

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In the business of going green (Part 1)

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Often when we hear 'going green,' big, new initiatives come to mind. The electrification of the fleet. Seeking to reduce the embodied carbon impact of building materials. Or using Artificial Intelligence to help address climate change. Each of these are…

Last Reviewed: 2021-12-23