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    With GSA including environmental considerations in more contract solicitations every year, we’re sharing new training to help vendors reduce energy costs, protect the environment, and increase their competitiveness in winning GSA contracts. The training focuses on easy steps vendors can take to reduce their energy costs and associated greenhouse gas pollution, which causes global warming. GSA recognizes our obligation to safeguard America’s future by purchasing products and services that minimize our impact on the environment.
     
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    Hi all. This Federal Energy Management Program-hosted webinar is free and open both to federal employees and contractors.
     
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    From time to time, we receive inquiries about green purchasing training for contractors. Most of the training courses are designed for the federal contracting and program management community. However, as part of the Multiple Award Schedule series of webinars, GSA is offering training for contractors. Please monitor the announcements about the MAS webinars. Dana Arnold FAS Sustainability Lead
     
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    Ruth Starr
    GSA needs to reach out to the IT community to find innovative ways to add green IT products to increase use of green IT products.
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    For GSA staff and others -- you can now take the Green Purchasing Training course through the On-Line University.  It is essentially the same course posted on the Center for Acquisition Excellence web site.  Posting it on OLU makes it easier for us to track who has taken the training. For the future, my division is considering developing a refresher course, a course on how to green an acquisition, and courses on sustainability and greenhouse gases.  What would be useful to you?
     
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    gterlaak
    Any chance contractors could sit in or audit these training sessions?
    Jeff Manthos
    Dana, any possibility that training will be developed for procuring services in a sustainable or "green" manner?  
    scollins@wholeb...
    Just got this email but the date for the training and the comments say 2011.  
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    brennan.conaway
    Attention industry partners selling energy-efficient products!
     
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    Last Activity: 4/19/2018 1:05 PM
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    GSA’s Green Proving Ground (GPG) program is working to make our buildings more efficient and minimize resource consumption. GPG is proud to release the evaluation results for three innovative technologies: Daylight Harvesting Biomass Boiler Systems Condensing Boilers Please let us know some of the most innovative green building technologies you have seen.
     
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    cwtesco
    Retro-Commissioning of existing buildings uncovers often over-looked wasted energy consumption. We have found outside air dampers improperly set to allow more CFM than building usage requires. thus requiring additional energy to heat and/or cool outside Read More
    cwtesco
    Retro-Commissioning also uncovers building pressurization problems that also requires additional energy consumption to cool outside air drawing through doors and windows.
    JudyBradt
    GSA HQ is cutting workstation energy consumption by 30% using the HiSaver surge protector (available on GSA Schedule). This power strip has a sensor attached, which senses when there is no human moving at the workstation, and shuts down peripherals after...Read More
    mproul
    This recent post on GSA's blog discussing the opening of the Puerto Rico passport office mentions some of the energy efficient building technologies being used:http://gsablogs.gsa.gov/gsablog/2014/09/24/energy-efficient-puerto-rico-u-s-passport-...Read More
    Bob Artem
    This company, Blue Penguin (bluepenguin.com), says they can reduce building energy consumption by 20% in 12 months and they offer a money back guarantee. They do this through collection and analysis of megadata in buildings. They've got an impressive...Read More
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    Elizabeth Skolnik
      GSA recently updated its Green Procurement Compilation (GPC) -- formerly Green Products Compilation -- to include several new features, including a portal devoted to green services. The GPC is a publicly available web site that allows users to identify applicable federal green purchasing requirements for products and services.  
     
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    Edward Mugits
    I am working on a program which replaces the use of Drinking Water with Reclaimed/Recycled Class A Water on a 1:1 ratio, where used as a raw material in the manuracture of Water Based Arcticetural Paints, Coatings, Stains and Sealants.My concern is the...Read More
    darnold (not verified)
    Revitalization of the GSA Sustainability Forum:Hello everyone. There have been some changes internally in the Federal Acquisition Service with respect to green purchasing and sustainability issues. We will now try to use this forum more...Read More
    darnold (not verified)
    Green Procurement Compilation Update:Over the past several months, the GPC Team started reaching out to agencies interested in utilizing the new GPC agency customization feature. This new feature allows agencies to create their own customized product...Read More
    Benjo123
    Hi I am very new to posting. I am a vendor and am wanting to know how to self certify my services as "green"  Can anyone tell me where to go to do this? I have looked all over and searched but cannot find where I need to go Any...Read More
    darnold (not verified)
    Hi Benjo. At this time, there is no general standard defining "green" or "sustainable" services. You can say that your business offers energy services or environmental services, if that is the type of service you provide.  Also,...Read More
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    Elizabeth Skolnik
    Transfer your unneeded federally-owned personal property to other federal agencies, state and local agencies and qualified non-federal organizations through GSAXcess®, a totally web enabled system for reporting and screening/acquiring available excess property.  Furniture, motor vehicles, hardware, computers, office machines and more can be transferred through this user-friendly tool.  In FY 2012 alone, the federal government reused over 67,000 line items totaling over $1.9B, giving the property new life while stretching the tax
     
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    Elizabeth Skolnik
      GSA’s IWAC Team Hosts Sustainability Roundtable Discussion With Industry Partners
     
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    christy.jackiewicz
      Hello Small Business Community, It is a beautiful day in September and I am wondering about our move to a more sustainable work environment and how that affects our small businesses as we seek to provide the best customer care. 
     
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    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:12 PM
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    zE
    As a small buisness, I access FBO daily searching for opportunities. If the government would make search results available either as a CVS or EXCEL or XML format file, this would go a long way toward making my BD processes more efficient. Currently...Read More
    EcoShield
    Hello, As a small business that services the public, we do the majority of our customer interaction in person or in the "field" (away from the office). With the rising cost of fuel we have begun inacting procedures that limit the number of...Read More

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