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Evidence-based analysis of sustainability initiatives - Part 1: Ungreen at any speed

Much has been made about reducing greenhouse gas emissions and pollution through the production and use of hybrid and/or electrical vehicles. Many companies and governmental jurisdictions are rushing to buy such vehicles, and/or to construct charging stations. However, if one considers the life-cycle of carbon emissions, it turns out that H/EVs are more damaging than conventional gas vehicles to the environment and to human health. Please review the chapter on Transportation in a study by…

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Added by William F. Goetz, MD on March 21, 2014 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Greening the Government: Environmentally Preferable Purchasing for State and Local Governments

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…

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Added by Jennifer Rye on December 17, 2013 at 10:51am — No Comments

GSA Selects Agency 'Green' Building Standards

The General Services Administration has recommended two green building certification systems for agencies to follow for construction and renovation projects.

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 …

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Added by Ross Wilkers on October 28, 2013 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Big Data, Small Carbon Footprint

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…

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Added by Kathryn David on October 14, 2013 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Belkin Unveils Echo Sensor Technology for Intelligent Use of Water, Energy and Natural Gas Resources

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…

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Added by DC Nelson on May 9, 2013 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Federal Agencies Leading by Example – The Federal Green Challenge

A great post by my colleague Lana Suarez about the 2013 Federal Green Challenge award winners. Has your agency joined the challenge yet?

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…

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Added by Jeremy Ames on April 4, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Project Green Government - Financial and Environmental Sense

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.

 

In…

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Added by Josh Nankivel on September 3, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Sustainable spending ideas at NextGen

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,…

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Added by ilyse.veron on July 31, 2012 at 4:44pm — 2 Comments

New Energy Forum Brings Together Top Roster of Presenters For One Day in D.C. on June 21, 2012

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…

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Added by Daisy Gallagher on June 12, 2012 at 10:46pm — No Comments

One of the Hottest Tickets in Washington DC - World Green Energy Symposium, June 21, 2012

 

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…

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Added by Daisy Gallagher on May 31, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

LAST CHANCE: Help make energy companies work better for government

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…

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Added by Joshua Aaron DeLung on March 22, 2012 at 11:21am — No Comments

Sprint Leads Wireless Industry in Green Power, Securing No. 13 on EPA Fortune 500(R) Green Power Partner List - Only wireless carrier named to National Top 50

press release

Jan. 31, 2012, 1:00 p.m. EST

Sprint Leads Wireless Industry in Green Power, Securing No. 13 on EPA Fortune 500(R) Green Power Partner List

Only wireless carrier named to National Top 50…

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Added by Robert Hahn on February 1, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Executive Order Gives Unified Communications a Thumbs Up

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…

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Added by Shany on January 10, 2012 at 8:48am — No Comments

Those Who Cannot Find the Past…

or, rather: Those Who Cannot Remember Find the Past…



by Keith Knapp, SF2012



Along with my fellow fellows Shaibya DalalCarla Hansen and Janice Levy, I'm currently working on a…

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Added by Bethany Henderson on December 19, 2011 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Granola: Disruptive Technology without the Disruption

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…

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Added by Bob Gourley on December 16, 2011 at 7:26am — No Comments

Manufacturing Green: American-Made Solar Panels

Solar World was an exhibitor at this year’s GOVgreen. Visit them online to learn more about their solar panels.



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Added by Kate Hash on December 12, 2011 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Daily Dose: Government's green plans revealed today

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…

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Added by David Reinbold on October 31, 2011 at 9:41am — No Comments

Daily Dose: Pentagon Accepts Alternative Energy Options

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…

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Added by Allison Primack on September 27, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Get Rid of That Stuff!

Many of us have used our local Freecycle networks, but sometimes it's a little scary giving out your email/address/phone number to strangers. The concept of giving and getting free stuff is awesome, especially when it keeps that "stuff" out of a landfill and helps save your money! What about the extra "stuff" you keep pushing around at work because you can't bear to throw it away but might still be useful for someone else? (Anyone need about 200 slightly used document protectors and a few… Continue

Added by Dana Conaway on May 13, 2011 at 3:06pm — 3 Comments

HR=Humans Represent: Know what’s Hip? It’s an Internship!

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…

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Added by Tricia on April 25, 2011 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

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