If you work for a state or local government agency, you may find it hard to believe that the US Federal government went green before it was hip. The signing of Executive Order 12873 in 1993 marked the launch of the EPA’s Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program (EPP). While procurement for smaller governments can be a nightmare no matter what cooperative purchasing agreements you may have in place, the federal government has the benefit of significant buying power as one of the world’s…Continue
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GSA chose the Green Building Initiative’s Green Globes and the LEED system from the U.S. Green Building Council after reviewing input from the public and stakeholders, the agency …Continue
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Moving from paper-based systems to digital solutions can improve productivity, increase efficiency of employees and reduce waste and error. Despite these benefits, a shift to digital done incorrectly can have detrimental impacts on the environment. Elements of virtualization such as data centers, processors, and globalized supply chain transportation systems can create a large carbon…Continue
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HydroPoint Data Systems Partners With Belkin Echo Water for Smart Water Management; Department of Defense Selects Belkin Echo Electricity for Military Installation Demonstration
Belkin, a trusted leader of technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments, today introduced Echo, an advanced sensor technology system for buildings that…Continue
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By Lana Suárez
When I joined the Federal Green Challenge team in October 2011, I had no idea what I was getting in to but quickly realized this…Continue
Governments around the world continue to realize the win-win benefits that come from lean and green technologies and practices. Frankly, I think we're all catching on a little slowly, but things are starting to look promising.
Added by Josh Nankivel on September 3, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
It might not seem like the perfect time to ask federal agencies to take on a new challenge. We know you’ll disagree since this new challenge will decrease costs and advance goals that transcend agency borders.
Americans expect government to “lead by example” to stave off climate change, reduce pollution, stimulate green domestic jobs,…Continue
The WGES DC takes place on June 21, 2012 at the Washington Post Conference Center. The attendees will meet a Veteran Actor of 85 Films, a Scientific Leader of Energy & Environment, Officers Leading some of the Largest Contracts in the World, Representative from the Pentagon, learn about the Hydrogen Superhighway project, innovative energy saving auto technologies, transportation project updates, Connect with program managers ready to buy, hear from and meet U.S. Department of…Continue
Added by Daisy Gallagher on June 12, 2012 at 10:46pm — No Comments
The nation’s capital will play host to the world’s top sustainable energy experts from both the public and the private sector who will provide…Continue
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You want to help your organization save energy, time and money. But companies from which you buy power and energy efficiency services don’t always understand your pain points or what’s important to you. If you're ready to affect this dynamic, our company invites you to contribute to our research report. It's easy and doesn't take a lot of time.
This is your chance to speak up. Don’t worry, your comments will not…Continue
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By Josh Finke, Collaboration Practice Director at Iron Bow Technologies
Originally published on Iron Bow TechSource
President Obama recently issued an Executive Order that will promote…Continue
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The message to save energy is everywhere, from the Department of Energy’s push towards a Smart Grid to the Department of Defense’s initiatives for energy security, for reasons ranging from climate change and protecting the environment…Continue
Added by Bob Gourley on December 16, 2011 at 7:26am — No Comments
Solar World was an exhibitor at this year’s GOVgreen. Visit them online to learn more about their solar panels.
Added by Kate Hash on December 12, 2011 at 12:24pm — No Comments
According to this story over at the Washington Post, today many federal agencies are expected to release progress reports for what they're doing to reduce the government's carbon footprint.
The more eco-friendly efforts are part of an initiative put forth by Barack Obama back in 2009. In total, the government is hoping to…Continue
Added by David Reinbold on October 31, 2011 at 9:41am — No Comments
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has announced that the Navy and Marine Corps will be shifting towards alternative energy to "make us better war fighters.”
As the nation’s single biggest energy consumer, the Pentagon has many reasons to want to diversify its fuel sources. Mabus and others say the move toward alternative energy is about national security and assured sources of supply.
This project is ambitious because it will cost the military more money per…Continue
Added by Allison Primack on September 27, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
This month, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) released their 2011 Internship & Co-op Survey.
And the survey says…
There's going to be a 7% increase in internships for 2011, and this increase is expected in every region and in almost all industry sectors for which they had data. The two exceptions? Government and food and beverage manufacturing – they are reporting a significant decline in the number of…Continue
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