General Services Administration,
Public Buildings Service
The General Services Administration’s (GSA) 11 geographic regions acquire office space, equipment, supplies, telecommunications, and information technology in support of federal agencies throughout the 50 states, U.S. territories, and overseas. As the landlord for the federal government, the GSA Public Buildings Service oversees a total inventory of more than 330 million square feet of space in 8,000 owned and leased buildings across the country. Of the agency’s total inventory, approximately 55 percent of the buildings are government owned; the remaining 45 percent are in privately owned, leased facilities.
[Editors’ Note: “Innovative Workplace Strategies,” which provides the tools and solutions to meet the challenges in creating productive workplaces, and “Real Property Performance Results,” which offers both an analysis of real property performance in Federal office space, as well as real-world examples of industry “models” and “standards,” offer visual and application proof that this government agency is embracing strategic planning, performance measurement, and benchmarking with its facilities – just two of the many manuals that focus on process improvement, from operational expenditures to sustainable initiatives. With 13,000 GSA associates supporting more than 1 million federal workers located in 8,000 government-owned and leased buildings in 2,000 U.S. communities and overseas, it’s only natural that the GSA leads in the development of innovations. Among those setting the pace are the organization’s E-Government Initiatives, Workplace 20.20, Proposal Evaluation Tool, and Business Case Decision Tool. Particularly noteworthy is the Adaptable Workplace Lab (AWL), which features multiple high-performance workplace technologies in the 10,000-square-foot AWL space – the result of a unique partnership created with the National Science Foundation.]