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Can government go green without overhauling procurement rules?

A former Public Buildings Service commissioner said aligning clean energy and other sustainability goals with agency missions is central to achieving low…

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GSA considers how to interconnect systems for new buildings

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(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)The General Services Administration (GSA) building is seen, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Washington. General Service Administrator Emily Murphy, the head of the obscure federal government agency that is holding up Joe Biden's presidential transition, appeared to know she might be facing a messy situation after the votes came in. Prior to Nov. 3, Emily Murphy, the head of the General Services Administration, held a Zoom call with Dave Barram, 77, a man who was in her shoes 20 years earlier during the contested 2000 election between George W. Bush and Al Gore. Barram said he advised her to

GSA sets goals to shrink federal office space post-COVID, but needs to address maintenance backlog

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This OES-16 East  GeoColor satellite image taken Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, at 11:40 a.m. EDT., and provided by NOAA, shows Tropical Storm Henri in the Atlantic Ocean. Henri was expected to intensify into a hurricane by Saturday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Impacts could be felt in New England states by Sunday, including on Cape Cod, which is teeming with tens of thousands of summer tourists. (NOAA via AP)

Agencies draw up new plans for preparing employees, federal facilities for climate change

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(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)The General Services Administration (GSA) building is seen, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Washington. General Service Administrator Emily Murphy, the head of the obscure federal government agency that is holding up Joe Biden's presidential transition, appeared to know she might be facing a messy situation after the votes came in. Prior to Nov. 3, Emily Murphy, the head of the General Services Administration, held a Zoom call with Dave Barram, 77, a man who was in her shoes 20 years earlier during the contested 2000 election between George W. Bush and Al Gore. Barram said he advised her to

New Public Buildings Service commissioner says federal employees can expect a lot of changes in the places they work

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

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GSA’s coronavirus plan for federal offices needs ‘immediate action,’ IG warns

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GSA IG flags hurdles keeping federal landlord from maximizing long-term leases

GSA’s inspector general found the government’s landlord would have seen even better results reducing lease extensions and holdovers if not for several…

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With the Capitol shut down to tourists, a workman performs a routine cleaning of surfaces in the Capitol Visitor Center, early Friday, March 13, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

GSA updates cleaning standards for federal offices as agencies reopen

GSA is modifying its janitorial services contracts for federally-owned buildings, and will begin issuing unilateral lease amendments on Friday to the owners…

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GSA’s federal buildings office, running virtually, sets stage for agencies reopening

GSA’s Public Buildings Service has responded to the emerging needs of tenant agencies, and has taken steps to prepare for a gradual influx of employees at the federal buildings it manages.

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