energy efficiency

  • A team at the Energy Department is surveying operators of large sports venues to gage their energy and water use and begin developing strategies for more efficiency. Jason Hartke, Energy's commercial buildings integration program manager, has more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

    September 26, 2016
  • Kathleen Hogan has been building innovative energy efficiency programs in the federal government for more than two decades – first at the EPA and now at the Energy Department. She’s had such a string of successes in cutting American energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions that Energy Secretary Ernie Moniz called her the focal point for the government’s entire energy efficiency program. Hogan is the deputy assistant secretary of Energy for energy efficiency, and she's a finalist for a 2016 Service to America medal. She talked about her work with Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

    August 05, 2016
  • John Cymbalsky reached out to industry, environmental groups and consumers to quickly reach a consensus on new energy conservation standards for commercial equipment and residential appliances.

    July 29, 2014
  • Agencies released sustainability scorecards showing progress toward green goals. Overall, agencies have exceeded goals and reduced greenhouse gases, pollution and waste and increased renewables.

    July 28, 2014
  • Dennis McGinn, assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations and environment, says the pursuit of renewable energy is not just about the Navy "going green." It supports the mission.

    April 23, 2014
  • The fourth annual Energy Star National Building Competition Battle of the Buildings encourages people to use the same energy-savings strategies they use at home and apply them to where they work, play and learn.

    August 26, 2013
  • After reaching one of its energy efficiency goals three years early, the Air Force has adopted a more ambitious plan. On this week's edition of On DoD, Dr. Kevin Geiss offers an update on where the Air Force is at now.

    May 29, 2013
  • A new General Services Administration policy is once again drawing fire. The focus now is on a GSA policy in which the agency offered tax breaks to companies to make federal buildings energy efficient as long as GSA received a "giveback." That policy, which has since been discontinued, is raising new questions about whether GSA was trying to raise money for its own budget without congressional authorization, whether that effort was legal and whether other agencies have tried anything similar.

    May 03, 2012
  • Bob Peck, commissioner of GSA\'s Public Buildings Service, says his agency is leading by example in energy efficiency.

    November 01, 2011
  • OPM developing competency models for performance improvement officers and chief operating officers as part of its requirements under the GPRA Modernization Act. DHS moves to agile development to fix the HSIN program. NIST to update HSPD-12 card requirements to meet mobile needs.

    October 25, 2011
  • This might not be the best weekend for it weather-wise, but the Energy Department\'s solar decathlon is running on the Mall this weekend.

    September 23, 2011
  • Nancy Gillis, the director of the Supply Chain Emissions program management office at the General Services Administration, tells Federal News Radio how it\'s working with contractors to increase their energy efficiency.

    May 04, 2011
  • The Defense and Energy departments will team up on a pair of multimillion dollar research projects. The goal is to give the military access to secure, reliable renewable energy, both in deployed units and on military bases.

    March 07, 2011
  • Green government and sustainability have taken center stage in government. Nick Milne-Home and Jerry Rutkowski of 1E discuss how your agency can save energy through software and services that improve IT efficiency. February 22, 2011

    February 22, 2011