GSA Study Promotes Sustainability 11/21/2008 | The Washington, D.C.-based U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) recently released the first comprehensive document undertaken by a federal agency regarding acquiring, constructing, operating, and maintaining sustainable buildings. Sustainability Matters is a collection of case studies and industry best practices that address GSA's green initiatives and strategies at all stages of a building's life-cycle. "Sustainability in building design, construction, and operation is fundamental to our agency core mission of providing superior workplaces at the best value for the American taxpayer," says David L. Winstead, GSA's commissioner of public buildings. "We want to be part of transforming the building industry so that ‘green' is the only way of doing business."With the findings from this study, GSA works toward accomplishing the goals of the Energy Policy Act of 2005; the President's Executive Order 13423, "Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management"; and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.The full text of the study is available at www.gsa.gov/sustainabledesign under "Sustainable Design Program Documents." Previous ArticleNext ArticleENERGY STAR Announces 2013 Upgrade of Portfolio Manager Twitter Facebook LinkedIn RSS Email to a Friend * required fields From* To * Message cancel Email Print Print Related Coverage U.S. Summer Gasoline Consumption in 2016 Sets New High Showcase Your Healthy Building with Dual Certifications ADDITIONAL FM TOPICS Sustainability / Resilience 5 Tips for Optimal Window Performance Sustainability / Resilience Next Generation Green Restroom Design Sustainability / Resilience University of Colorado Scores Big with Zero-Waste Goals Sustainability / Resilience Certification Spotlight – FloorScore Lighting Why the Time is Now for Advanced Lighting Controls Project Management The Key to Project Success: Collaboration Roofing The Vital Role of Insulation in Roofing Systems HVAC Portable Air Conditioners Taming Hot Summer Temperatures: Keeping People & Networks Safe Security A New Approach to Vendor Risk Management Related Articles Deadlines Approaching for 2017 LEED Certifications How to Keep Floors Clean During Heavy Foot Traffic Ultra-Low Energy Buildings in U.S. On the Rise 5 Ways to Maintain Your Building Systems in the Summer (and Fall) Heat New Tool Helps FMs Find the Most Environmentally Friendly Distributors Sponsored Links Smart roof systems improve building energy efficiency! Polyglass’ Polyfresko cap sheets with CURE Technology saves on energy. Engineered to perform, Polyfresko has superior granule adhesion and excellent puncture, stain and UV resistance.