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Leading By Example: Using Information and Communication Technologies to Achieve Federal Sustainability Goals

The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions has just completed a white paper including case studies on sustainability practices across the federal government. The paper highlights GSA's work in the areas of workspace modernization, print management, cloud computing and green building/energy reduction measures.

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Small Business and Sustainable Solutions

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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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Small Businesses Growing in a Sustainable Market

business people showing growth with a chart behind themThis year our agency (GSA) is collaborating with the Department of Defense to identify the challenges of small business working in the Federal Market with the new sustainable procurement requirements from Executive Order 13514 and how we can make those challenges become opportunities for small businesses instead.  Currently agencies are bein

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GSA Launches New Supply Chain GHG Emissions Reporting Pilot

In support of President Obama’s newly released Executive Order on federal sustainability, GSA Acting Administrator Denise Turner Roth recently announced a new pilot program to encourage GSA vendors and contractors to publicly disclose their corporate-wide greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and set targets for reducing them. GSA is the first federal agency to launch such a program.

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GSA Seeks Solar Developer for Multi-Site Power Purchase Agreement in CA, NV

On April 2, GSA issued a RFP seeking an experienced solar developer to award a power purchase agreement (PPA) as part of its Federal Aggregated Solar Procurement Pilot -- a strategic sourcing project that combines several small to mid-size photovoltaic (PV) installation opportunities within northern California and northern Nevada into a single procurement.
 

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GSA Reviews New Version of LEED

Last week GSA released a review of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Version 4 (LEED v4), the new version of the LEED green building certification system published in November 2013 by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The purpose of the review was to examine how LEED v4 aligns with existing federal statutory, regulatory, and Executive Order green building requirements. 
 

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We need your ideas for innovative, transformational green technologies for the GSA GPG Program

GSA recently issued a Request for Information (RFI) for innovative, transformational green building technologies in support of its Green Proving Ground (GPG) program
 
The RFI invites technology manufacturers and industry stakeholders to submit information on promising technologies, which will be used in the selection process for technologies to test as part of GPG’s 2015 program. 
 

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Increase your competitiveness with new environmental training

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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GSA Seeks Responses to Climate Change Adaptation Services RFI

Do you have ideas on how to support federal climate change adaptation activities? GSA wants to hear from you. 

GSA issued a Request for Information (RFI) to evaluate the emerging marketplace for services to support federal climate change adaptation activities. This RFI will help GSA gather information to determine what actions are needed to ensure climate change adaptation services are readily available for its customers.  

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