GSA Leads in Green Government

GSA has a long history of providing environmentally sound or sustainable products and services, reducing waste and pollution, and providing federal employees with a healthy work environment.

In fact, in 2011, GSA Fleet provided its customers with more than 25,000 alternative-fuel vehicles. Overall, alternative-fuel vehicles account for 51 percent of Fleet’s total inventory of 209,000 vehicles. That brings to total inventory to more than 106,000 alternative-fuel vehicles. More than 9,500 are hybrids, operating on both electricity and gasoline. GSA Fleet has purchased more than 130 plug-in electric and all-electric vehicles.

Also, in FY 2008, GSA completed a $6.9 million solar park at the Federal Center in Denver. The park generates 1.6 megawatts of electric power, which in turn will prevent approximately 1,244 metric tons of carbon dioxide from being emitted into the atmosphere and a half-dozen railcars of coal from being burned each day to produce the same amount of electricity GSA sponsored 14 telework centers, which saved an estimated 2.8 million travel miles, almost 115,000 gallons of fuel, and 2.3 million pounds of carbon emissions.

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