GSA Issues Request to Bring 3 MW of Solar to Federal Buildings in Washington, DC

GSA Issues Request to Bring 3 MW of Solar to Federal Buildings in Washington, DC

The United States General Services Administration (GSA) issued a request for proposal for the procurement of electricity produced by solar photovoltaic arrays to be constructed by the selected bidder that will install 3 MW of solar energy across 18 federal buildings in Washington DC. The RFP … Read more…

4 Federal Agencies Join to Procure Solar

4 Federal Agencies Join to Procure Solar

The US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Forest Service, the Department of Energy and the General Services Administration are partnering to purchase solar power. The Federal Aggregated Solar Procurement Project (or FASPP) is a contract solicitation designed to take advantage of economies of scale in … Read more…

Historic Courthouse Gets Net-Zero Retrofit

Historic Courthouse Gets Net-Zero Retrofit

The US General Services Administration (GSA) is aggressively pursuing avenues to eliminate the Federal government’s impacts on the natural environment. To prove that net-zero energy goals can be achieved in a historic building with a bevy of preservation requirements, GSA completed a deep retrofit at … Read more…

FirstFuel, Schneider Use Green Button at Commercial Scale

FirstFuel, Schneider Use Green Button at Commercial Scale

In December 2013, President Obama instructed the General Services Administration (GSA) to incorporate the Green Button data standard in its energy management practices. Green Button enables energy consumers to download their energy usage data via a “Green Button” on electric utilities’ websites. In addition, the … Read more…

Schneider Wins $6.4 Million Net Zero Energy ESPC

The US General Services Administration has awarded Schneider Electric a $6.4 million Energy Savings Performance Contract for the Almeric Christian Federal Building in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. As part of GSA’s Deep Retrofit Challenge, this project will install energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy … Read more…

GSA Awards Siemens $37M Energy Savings Performance Contract

The General Services Administration (GSA) recently awarded a $37.2 million task order to Siemens Government Technologies to implement energy efficiency upgrades in its Great Lakes Region (Region 5). Using an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) from the Department of Energy, the cost of the project … Read more…

GSA Awards $191M in Energy Savings Performance Contracts

GSA Awards $191M in Energy Savings Performance Contracts

The General Services Administration has awarded more than $191 million worth of energy savings performance contracts for nearly 100 buildings as part of its contribution to the Better Buildings Challenge. The GSA says its efforts so far will cut energy use in the facilities by … Read more…

VA Installs Energy Management System, Expects $3.5m Over 5 Years

VA Installs Energy Management System, Expects $3.5m Over 5 Years

The Department of Veterans Affairs has installed an environmental management system (EMS) at its central office that it expects will save taxpayers $3.5 million over the next five years.

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