This week the U.S. Green Building Council released its 2018 Top 10 States for LEED Green Building. See which of these states are home to the most LEED-certified buildings owned and leased by the General Services Administration.
Five years have passed since a small earthquake occurred near Washington. It took several years to get the Washington Monument fixed. But hundreds of federally owned or leased office buildings are in areas throughout the country ith a high potential for serious earthquakes.
Until sometime in the 19th century, people could wander into the White House. An open street ran between it and the Treasury Department into the 20th century.
FBI Director Jim Comey should drive out to the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency campus on the outskirts of Fort Belvoir.
It’s no secret that property management is no easy task for the government, which has to manage a massive portfolio of thousands of buildings. Part of the problem is that it’s hard to get a clear picture of what the government owns because of agencies’ inconsistent approaches to counting facilities and different definitions for real property. David Wise, director of physical infrastructure issues at GAO, joined In Depth guest host Jared Serbu to discuss data reliability in federal real estate.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro joked that in trying to make HUD a better place to work, he could do little to change the appearance of the headquarters building, reports Federal Drive host Tom Temin.
The government’s latest budget playbook, the Circular A-11, for the first time includes a specific mention of climate-smart buildings.
The IRS would face even greater financial constraints and federal building construction would grind nearly to a halt under a $20.2 billion FY 2016 spending bill approved by the House Appropriations Committee.
David Mader, the controller of the Office of Management and Budget, will issue a memo today requiring agencies to set an annual square foot reduction target and to adopt space design standards for future office space. The Reduce the Footprint memo builds on the 2013 Freeze the Footprint policy that saw a reduction of more than 20 million square feet of office space.
The plan to swap the FBI’s current building in downtown Washington for an as-yet-unnamed site in the metro region is causing consternation on Capitol Hill. Some members used a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing to share their concerns with GSA’s new leader, Denise Turner Roth.