energy efficiency

FILE - General Electric light bulbs are displayed in a supermarket April 5, 2021 in New York. The Biden administration is scrapping old-fashioned incandescent light bulbs. Rules finalized by the Energy Department will require manufacturers to sell energy-efficient lightbulbs, accelerating a longtime industry practice to use compact fluorescent and LED bulbs that last 25 to 50 times longer than incandescent bulbs. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

A BRIGHT idea would save government millions of dollars on lightbulbs, electricity

In today’s Federal Newscast: A BRIGHT idea by lawmakers could save millions of taxpayer dollars. The Biden administration takes steps to loosen COVID-19…

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Amelia Brust/Federal News NetworkFederal Acquisition, GSA

Can government go green without overhauling procurement rules?

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GAOSocial Security Administration federal data center

New data center journey must include optimization, modernization, hybrid cloud

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Amelia Brust/Federal News Network

Expect more shifts in IT procurement language to reflect sustainability goals

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Peter Musurlian/Federal News NetworkJames Balocki and Tom Temin

Extreme weather threats prompt Navy to ensure energy independence, facility climate resilience

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(Photo courtesy of the General Services Administration)The new DHS headquarters, which GSA is managing, includes green roofs, and other green buildings features.
green roofs, green buildings, St Elizabeths, GSA

Building back greener: GSA has prime opportunity to lead federal climate change initiative

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In this Aug. 5, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Air Force, an F-35 fighter jet pilot and crew prepare for a mission at Al-Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates. The Trump administration has formally notified Congress that it plans to sell 50 advanced F-35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates as part of a broader arms deal worth more than $23 billion. (Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury/U.S. Air Force via AP)

Smarter software could help Air Force cut fuel bills by a million gallons per week

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Argonne National Laboratory

What to do with those electric car batteries once they’re finished

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Opportunity calls: It’s time to say ‘yes’

Maria Vargas, director of the Better Buildings Challenge at the Energy Department, joined Women of Washington to promote energy efficiency across organizations…

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GSA, Energy see ‘reasonable goal’ improving federal building efficiency within 10 years

The Energy Department and the General Services Administration see an uptick in energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) and utility energy service…

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Donald Trump

EO preserves energy efficiency goals for agencies but lacks deadlines

A new executive order echoes the Obama-era GreenGov initiative to make the federal government a leader in environmental sustainability uses less strict metrics for measuring those goals.

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