Public Buildings Service FY14 Customer Savings
GSA's mission is to deliver the best value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services to government and the American people. To that end, GSA has begun tracking cost savings and cost avoidance in three PBS programs. The disposal program tracks savings associated with actual costs avoided for environmental cleanup, restoration, and regulatory compliance, including historic preservation, for unneeded federal assets. In FY2013, the savings measure also included capital cost avoidance, which was removed from the disposal savings measure in FY2014. Facilities management savings is made up of energy savings and building operations contracts. Energy savings compares industry average to GSA's actual costs; on average, GSA operates 1.5% below industry average. Contract savings is based on negotiation, contract consolidation, and renegotiation. Leasing savings is based on the price PBS pays for a lease compared with benchmark data.