Tag: GSA

Back to Basics: Using Bollards for Security and Safety

Back to Basics is an article series that highlights important, but possibly overlooked, information facilities management professionals should know. Bollards are short, mounted vertical posts that create a barrier to prevent vehicles from entering facilities, utilities, pedestrian areas, and sensitive components inside facilities. Facilities professionals should install bollards on their properties for asset protection and […]

Federal Real Estate Optimization Plan Includes Offloading 23 More Properties

Days after revealing a $2 billion investment in low-carbon construction projects at federal facilities, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced that it has identified 23 properties to begin the disposition process as it accelerates its efforts to right-size and modernize the federal buildings portfolio. The announcement represents a potential reduction of 3.5 million square […]

GSA Announces $2 Billion for Low-Carbon Construction Projects at Federal Facilities

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced a $2 billion investment for more than 150 construction projects that use cleaner construction materials, known as “low-embodied carbon” (LEC) materials, as part of the Biden administration’s Investing in America agenda. The funding will support projects at federal facilities across 39 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of […]

Homeland Security Receives IRA Funding for Green Buildings on HQ Campus

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced $288 million in Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) funding to construct sustainable buildings at the DHS St. Elizabeths headquarters campus in southeast Washington, D.C. The announcement came a day after the one-year anniversary of the IRA, the largest climate investment in U.S. history. The […]

Feds Ink Another MOU to Power Facilities with 100% Clean Energy

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and the White House Council on Environmental Quality announced a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) with major utility Xcel Energy. Under the MOU, the parties will work toward powering federal facilities in Minnesota, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin with 100% carbon-pollution-free electricity (CFE) by 2030. The deal is in […]

GSA, Southern Co. Partner to Boost Efficiency at a Dozen Federal Facilities in Georgia

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is partnering with energy company Southern Co. to increase efficiency in 12 federal buildings across Georgia, reducing GSA’s carbon footprint and improving overall sustainability. The upgrades will focus on lighting, HVAC, water conservation, and more. Two Southern Co. subsidiaries—utility Atlanta Gas Light and distributed energy provider PowerSecure—are coordinating the improvements. […]

U.S. Agencies Seek Path to 100% Clean Energy for Federal Government

The Biden administration has taken an important step forward to decarbonize all U.S. federal facilities, with two major agencies launching a request for information (RFI) to help meet the clean energy goal. Issued by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), the RFI aims to gather market information and […]