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 Email Share Share Other Open Social Related Coverage How to Build a Waste Management Program Here's What You Can Do For America Recycles Day BIFM Revises Good Practice Guide on Recycling and Waste Management Related Articles Sustainability / Resilience BIFM Revises Good Practice Guide on Recycling and Waste Management Sustainability / Resilience Microsoft HQ Achieves Zero Waste Certification Sustainability / Resilience Five Trends Transforming the Office Space & the Impact on Your Bottom Line Sustainability / Resilience 5 Tips for Optimal Window Performance Life/Fire Safety 7 Most Essential NFPA® Standards for Building Owners Sustainability / Resilience How to Future-Proof Your Building Building Controls The First Steps of Adding Intelligence to Your Facility Energy Management How to Increase Productivity and Engagement in Outdoor Spaces Building Controls Fine-Tuning HVAC Controls for Maximum Efficiency Related Articles Smart Buildings: 4 Steps to a Sustainable Foundation Water Conservation for Your Landscaping 5 Tips to Improve Building Resilience Top 20 U.S. Solar Cities 3 Trends in Durable and Functional Office Furniture 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. Increase profitability by cleaning smarter and transforming your building into a high performing asset. Get tips from High Performance Building experts Whether it’s earning an IREM credential or increasing your job skills, any goal in property management can be accomplished with IREM education. Click here to visit our website!