Posts Tagged: sustainability

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 said Friday. Kevin Kampschroer, director of GSA’sRead… Read more »

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 dynamic group of regionalRead… Read more »

AFCEA Bethesda Smart Tech Symposium Interview Series: Seth Guikema, Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University

AFCEA Bethesda Smart Tech Symposium Interview Series: Seth Guikema On October 23, AFCEA Bethesda is hosting an innovative educational symposium for government and industry participants who are or want to be on the cutting edge of smart technology and sustainability. The goals of the event are to make the business case for sustainability, show “bigRead… Read more »

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 this story from the Israel Ministry of Environmental Protection, they started out with a set of pilot projectsRead… Read more »

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, improveRead… Read more »

NextGen will lead to more effective government

In 1992 when some of you NextGen attendees were small, a report came out on applying entrepreneurial principles to make government more effective. Authors David Osborne and Ted Gaebler described why performance measures are important: • What gets measured gets done. • If you can’t measure results, you can’t tell success from failure. • IfRead… Read more »

Efficient Construction Project Delivery Methods, BIM, and Cost Estimating

BIM Construction Cost Estimating – Top Ten List First and foremost BIM is the life-cycle management of the built environment supported by digital technology. While the industry is currently fixated upon 3D visualization tools, aka Revit, Archicad, Bentely… they only represent optional components of a BIM solution. Construction cost estimating, and robust, proven project deliveryRead… Read more »