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Energy Efficiency vs. Sustainability

Thursday, May 25th, 2017 - 11:54
With the end of the national energy shortage, efficiency efforts were ultimately re-cast and broadened to become “sustainability” initiatives. Will energy efficiency continue to be a federal priority in coming years?

How Will Government Adapt?: Sharing Across Stovepipes Is the New Normal

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 - 15:21
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 14:18
Fiscal sustainability continues to drive the impetus to reduce backroom costs, more from necessity than from a desire for government organizations to dramatically change the status quo.  OMB is already moving aggressively in this direction through its Federal IT Shared Services Strategy (“Shared First”) and the issuance of its Memorandum to agencies in 2013, Improving Financial Systems Through Shared Services (M-13-08).

Best Practices for Leading Sustainability Efforts

Monday, September 24th, 2012 - 16:58
Monday, September 24, 2012 - 16:57
In October 2009, President Obama signed Executive Order 13514, which outlines leadership efforts the federal government can make to reduce energy consumption and lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Federal agencies are required to develop strategies, implement and report on projects, and continuously improve their processes as a model for the country. The Executive Order significantly increased the visibility of sustain­ability as a strategic imperative for the federal government and beyond, while potentially saving energy and taxpayer money.  

Best Practices for Leading Sustainability Efforts

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 - 11:25
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Federal agencies are required to develop strategies, implement and report on projects, and continuously improve their processes as a model for the country. The Executive Order significantly increased the visibility of sustainability as a strategic imperative for the federal government and beyond, while potentially saving energy and taxpayer money. Given the somewhat broad and vague definitions of sustainability, some agencies may check the compliance box rather than take advantage of the full array of potentially cost-saving and performance-increasing benefits. This report:

Reduce Energy Use: Wrap Up

Friday, August 26th, 2011 - 12:09
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 12:04
Smart Energy Management is Smart Business All authors involved in this energy series hope that you, the reader, are taking away one key message – being smart about energy is smart business.  Smart energy management – from long-term, strategic planning to tactical actions such as putting your computer in sleep mode can have a profound compounding effect on an organizations wallet and the environment. 

Implementing Sustainability in Federal Agencies: An Early Assessment of President Obama’s Executive Order 13415

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 - 11:22
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 10:46
With the issuance of Executive Order 13514 (the EO) on federal sustainability, the Obama administration has called upon the federal government to lead by example: making its operations more sustainable, responsible, and efficient. “As the largest consumer of energy in the U.S. economy, the federal government

Reduce Energy Use: Strategic Sustainability Planning: You Can’t Manage What You Haven’t Measured

Monday, August 8th, 2011 - 21:14
Saturday, August 6, 2011 - 21:09
Strategic sustainability planning can seem like a daunting task, especially for those organizations that don’t have sustainability expertise on hand.  But, as with any strategic initiative, one of the hardest parts is gathering the information that is pertinent to your objective, which in this case, is making your organization more sustainable for the sake of the environment and your organization’s bottom line.  Once you have this information, deciding what to cut and what to measure on an ongoing basis becomes a lot easier.  In essence, you can’t manage what you haven’t meas

A Conversation with Sam Pulcrano, Vice President of Sustainability, U.S. Postal Service

Monday, February 21st, 2011 - 10:50
In 2009, the U.S. Postal Service collected, sorted, and delivered more than 177 billion pieces of mail. Finding more sustainable ways to process this mail and lower the carbon footprint of such a massive effort continues to be a central goal of the U.S. Postal Service. We spoke with Sam Pulcrano, Vice President of Sustainability at the U.S. Postal Service, about his leadership in forging sustainable operations, reducing the Postal Service’s carbon footprint, being good environmental stewards, and how it is leveraging innovation in all its sustainability efforts.

The Business of Government Magazine – The NEW Fall/Winter 2010 Edition

Monday, December 6th, 2010 - 23:52
Monday, December 6, 2010 - 21:39
The Center is pleased to announce the publication of the Fall/Winter 2010 The Business of Government

Delivering over one billion gallons of quality drinking water daily to over 8 million NYC residents

Thursday, August 12th, 2010 - 17:35
Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 16:28
How does NYC DEP protect the environmental health, welfare and natural resources of the City and its residents? What does it take to deliver over one billion gallons of quality drinking water daily to over 8 million residents? How is NYC greening its operations and making them more sustainable? What steps are being taken to maintain NYC's water system for the next hundred years?  
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