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The U.S. Department of Energy announced more than $5 million for federal agency projects aimed at catalyzing adoption of energy and water efficiency and renewable energy.
With national and regional winners, this challenge is an effort held under the EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management Program.
Under the U.S. EPA Sustainable Materials Management Program, federal facilities managers track data in two of six categories for one year.
EPA Recommendations of Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels for Federal Purchasing include NSF standards in several facility interiors product categories.
This contributed article notes that central to an efficient facilities operations department is a responsive, consistent maintenance structure.
LEED and Green Globes approved as third party certification programs for federal facilities.
The 2012 FEC Award winners completed a variety of electronics stewardship activities in fiscal year 2011, including purchasing more than 105,000 green electronics registered with EPEAT; enabling power saving sleep features on more than 97% of their computers and monitors; and recycling more than 361,000 pounds of electronics.
The bill directs the GSA to identify core competencies, professional certifications, a recommended curriculum, and continuing education courses to ensure that federal buildings are operated in accordance with industry best practices and standards.
These contractors will perform utility monitoring and control systems work in federal facilities throughout the continental U.S. and overseas.